CVE-2013-1826

MEDIUM

Description

The xfrm_state_netlink function in net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c in the Linux kernel before 3.5.7 does not properly handle error conditions in dump_one_state function calls, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=864745d291b5ba80ea0bd0edcbe67273de368836

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0744.html

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.5.7

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/03/07/2

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1829-1

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=919384

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/864745d291b5ba80ea0bd0edcbe67273de368836

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2013-03-22

Updated: 2013-06-05

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.2

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

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 1.9

Severity: MEDIUM