CVE-2012-6548

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2012-08-15
Bugzilla:
922353: CVE-2012-6548 Kernel: udf: information leak on export

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The udf_encode_fh function in fs/udf/namei.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel heap memory via a crafted application.

Find out more about CVE-2012-6548 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

This issue affects the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1051 2013-07-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1080 2013-07-16

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected

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