CVE-2012-6701

HIGH
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Description

Integer overflow in fs/aio.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a large AIO iovec.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=a70b52ec1aaeaf60f4739edb1b422827cb6f3893

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.4.1

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/03/02/9

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1854

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1314288

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/a70b52ec1aaeaf60f4739edb1b422827cb6f3893

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-05-02

Updated: 2018-06-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

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

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 3.4 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (7 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
127425NewStart CGSL MAIN 4.05 : kernel Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2019-0152)NessusNewStart CGSL Local Security Checks
high
110887Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20180619) (Spectre)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
110701Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2018-1854) (Spectre)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
110694Virtuozzo 6 : parallels-server-bm-release / vzkernel / etc (VZA-2018-041)NessusVirtuozzo Local Security Checks
high
110645CentOS 6 : kernel (CESA-2018:1854) (Spectre)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
critical
110600RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2018:1854) (Spectre)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
93104openSUSE Security Update : the Linux Kernel (openSUSE-2016-1015)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical