CVE-2011-1577

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2011-04-13
IAVA:
2012-A-0020
Bugzilla:
695976: CVE-2011-1577 kernel: corrupted GUID partition tables can cause kernel oops

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the is_gpt_valid function in fs/partitions/efi.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.38 and earlier allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (OOPS) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted size of the EFI GUID partition-table header on removable media.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1577 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. 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, https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1465.html, and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1253.html. 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.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0833 2011-05-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:1465 2011-11-22
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2011:1253 2011-09-12

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.3 realtime-kernel Will not fix

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Timo Warns for reporting this issue.

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