CVE-2014-2523

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2014-01-06
Bugzilla:
1077343: CVE-2014-2523 kernel: netfilter: nf_conntrack_dccp: incorrect skb_header_pointer API usages

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_dccp.c in the Linux kernel through 3.13.6 uses a DCCP header pointer incorrectly, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a DCCP packet that triggers a call to the (1) dccp_new, (2) dccp_packet, or (3) dccp_error function.

Find out more about CVE-2014-2523 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

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

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 7.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.3 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0593 2014-06-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0475 2014-05-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Update Support 6.2 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0520 2014-05-20
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2014:0439 2014-04-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.4 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0634 2014-06-04

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected

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