CVE-2011-1494

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2011-04-05
IAVA:
2011-A-0147, 2012-A-0020
CWE:
CWE-119
Bugzilla:
694021: CVE-2011-1494 CVE-2011-1495 kernel: drivers/scsi/mpt2sas: prevent heap overflows

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the _ctl_do_mpt_command function in drivers/scsi/mpt2sas/mpt2sas_ctl.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.38 and earlier might allow local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via an ioctl call specifying a crafted value that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1494 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 as it did not provide support for MPT (Message Passing
Technology) based controllers. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0833.html, and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0542.html, and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1253.html.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 7.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
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 Server EUS (v. 6.0) (kernel) RHSA-2011:0883 2011-06-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0833 2011-05-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0542 2011-05-19
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2011:1253 2011-09-12
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.

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for reporting this issue.
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