CVE-2010-4649

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2010-12-08
IAVA:
2012-A-0020
Bugzilla:
667916: CVE-2010-4649 CVE-2011-1044 kernel: IB/uverbs: Handle large number of entries in poll CQ

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the ib_uverbs_poll_cq function in drivers/infiniband/core/uverbs_cmd.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large value of a certain structure member.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4649 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4, 5, 6, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 is now in Production 3 of the maintenance life-cycle,
https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/, therefore the fix for
this issue is not currently planned to be included in the future updates. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0927.html and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0498.html, and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0330.html.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
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 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0498 2011-05-10
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2011:0330 2011-03-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0927 2011-07-15

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel Affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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