CVE-2011-1746

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2011-04-14
IAVA:
2012-A-0020
Bugzilla:
698998: CVE-2011-1746 kernel: agp: insufficient page_count parameter checking in agp_allocate_memory()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer overflows in the (1) agp_allocate_memory and (2) agp_create_user_memory functions in drivers/char/agp/generic.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.38.5 allow local users to trigger buffer overflows, and consequently cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact, via vectors related to calls that specify a large number of memory pages.

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Statement

This issue affects the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise 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-2011-0927.html, https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1350.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 6.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
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-2011:1350 2011-10-05
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2011:1253 2011-09-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0927 2011-07-15
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 Vasiliy Kulikov of Openwall for reporting this issue.
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