CVE-2013-1848

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2013-03-18
Bugzilla:
920783: CVE-2013-1848 kernel: ext3: format string issues

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

fs/ext3/super.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8.4 uses incorrect arguments to functions in certain circumstances related to printk input, which allows local users to conduct format-string attacks and possibly gain privileges via a crafted application.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1848 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 because it did not backport the commit 4cf46b67eb that introduced this issue.

This issue affects the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 may address this issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
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 Extended Update Support 6.2 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1026 2013-07-09
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
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:0829 2013-05-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.3 (kernel) RHSA-2013:0928 2013-06-11

Affected Packages State

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

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