CVE-2013-6431

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2013-09-07
CWE:
CWE-476
Bugzilla:
1039054: CVE-2013-6431 kernel: net: fib: fib6_add: potential NULL pointer dereference

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The fib6_add function in net/ipv6/ip6_fib.c in the Linux kernel before 3.11.5 does not properly implement error-code encoding, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for an IPv6 SIOCADDRT ioctl call.

Find out more about CVE-2013-6431 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.4
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2014:0100 2014-01-28

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 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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