CVE-2011-1598

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2011-04-20
Bugzilla:
698057: CVE-2011-1598 CVE-2011-1748 kernel: missing check in can/bcm and can/raw socket releases

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The bcm_release function in net/can/bcm.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39-rc6 does not properly validate a socket data structure, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted release operation.

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Statement

The Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 did not
include support for the CAN protocol, and therefore are not affected by this
issue. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0836.html, and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1253.html.

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 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0836 2011-06-01
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.
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