CVE-2012-1568

LOW

Description

The ExecShield feature in a certain Red Hat patch for the Linux kernel in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and 6 and Fedora 15 and 16 does not properly handle use of many shared libraries by a 32-bit executable file, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism by leveraging a predictable base address for one of these libraries.

References

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/21/3

http://scarybeastsecurity.blogspot.com/2012/03/some-random-observations-on-linux-aslr.html

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/20/4

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804947

https://oss.oracle.com/git/?p=redpatch.git;a=commit;h=302a4fc15aebf202b6dffd6c804377c6058ee6e4

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2013-03-01

Updated: 2019-04-22

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: LOW