CVE-2013-2058

medium

Description

The host_start function in drivers/usb/chipidea/host.c in the Linux kernel before 3.7.4 does not properly support a certain non-streaming option, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) by sending a large amount of network traffic through a USB/Ethernet adapter.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=929473ea05db455ad88cdc081f2adc556b8dc48f

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.7.4

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/05/05/2

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=959210

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/929473ea05db455ad88cdc081f2adc556b8dc48f

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2013-11-04

Updated: 2013-11-21

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.7

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

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM