CVE-2011-3359

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2011-03-27
Bugzilla:
738202: CVE-2011-3359 kernel: b43: allocate receive buffers big enough for max frame len + offset

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The dma_rx function in drivers/net/wireless/b43/dma.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39 does not properly allocate receive buffers, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted frame.

Find out more about CVE-2011-3359 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 as they did not provide support for Broadcom 43xx wireless devices. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1465.html, and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0010.html.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.6
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
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 MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2012:0010 2012-01-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:1465 2011-11-22
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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