CVE Database

CVE-2014-1690

Impact: Low
Public: 2013-12-31
Bugzilla: 1058748: CVE-2014-1690 Kernel: netfilter: nf_nat: leakage of uninitialized buffer in IRC NAT helper

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The help function in net/netfilter/nf_nat_irc.c in the Linux kernel before 3.12.8 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by establishing an IRC DCC session in which incorrect packet data is transmitted during use of the NAT mangle feature.

Find out more about CVE-2014-1690 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 2.6
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2014:0439 April 28, 2014

External References

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by Daniel Borkmann of Red Hat Inc.

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