CVE-2013-4162

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2013-07-01
Bugzilla:
987627: CVE-2013-4162 Kernel: net: panic while pushing pending data out of a IPv6 socket with UDP_CORK enabled

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The udp_v6_push_pending_frames function in net/ipv6/udp.c in the IPv6 implementation in the Linux kernel through 3.10.3 makes an incorrect function call for pending data, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (BUG and system crash) via a crafted application that uses the UDP_CORK option in a setsockopt system call.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4162 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
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 Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1292 2013-09-26
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1436 2013-10-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1520 2013-11-14
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:1264 2013-09-16

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Hannes Frederic Sowa for reporting this issue.
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