CVE-2013-2224

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2013-06-30
Bugzilla:
979936: CVE-2013-2224 kernel: net: IP_REPOPTS invalid free

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

A certain Red Hat patch for the Linux kernel 2.6.32 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (invalid free operation and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via a sendmsg system call with the IP_RETOPTS option, as demonstrated by hemlock.c. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2012-3552.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2224 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the version of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

This issue affects the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
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-2013:1173 2013-08-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.3 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1450 2013-10-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1195 2013-09-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1166 2013-08-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected
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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