CVE-2013-7421

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2013-03-04
CWE:
CWE-749
Bugzilla:
1185469: CVE-2013-7421 Linux kernel: crypto api unprivileged arbitrary module load via request_module()
A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Crypto subsystem handled automatic loading of kernel modules. A local user could use this flaw to load any installed kernel module, and thus increase the attack surface of the running kernel.

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Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of the kernel as shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

This issue affects the versions of the Linux as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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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-2016:0068 2016-01-26
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2015:2411 2015-11-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2015:2152 2015-11-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
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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