CVE-2013-4312

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-01-19
CWE:
CWE-400
Bugzilla:
1297813: CVE-2013-4312 kernel: File descriptors passed over unix sockets are not properly accounted
It was found that the Linux kernel did not properly account file descriptors passed over the unix socket against the process limit. A local user could use this flaw to exhaust all available memory on the system.

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Statement

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7, and MRG-2. Future Linux kernel updates for the respective releases might address this issue.

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This has been rated as having Moderate security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

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 for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2016:2584 2016-11-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2016:0855 2016-05-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2016:2574 2016-11-03

Affected Packages State

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