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843139: CVE-2012-3400 kernel: udf: buffer overflow when parsing sparing table

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the udf_load_logicalvol function in fs/udf/super.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted UDF filesystem.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3400 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security
impact. A future kernel updates may address this issue. For additional
information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
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 6 (kernel) RHSA-2012:1426 2012-11-06
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2012:1491 2012-12-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2013:0594 2013-03-05

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1 realtime-kernel Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel Will not fix

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