CVE-2015-1333

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2015-07-27
CWE:
CWE-401
Bugzilla:
1245658: CVE-2015-1333 kernel: denial of service due to memory leak in add_key()
It was found that the Linux kernel's keyring implementation would leak memory when adding a key to a keyring via the add_key() function. A local attacker could use this flaw to exhaust all available memory on the system.

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Statement

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

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 7 (kernel) RHSA-2015:1778 2015-09-15
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2015:1787 2015-09-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2015:1788 2015-09-15

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.

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Canonical for reporting this issue.
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