Bug 949932 (CVE-2013-1929)

Summary: CVE-2013-1929 Kernel: tg3: buffer overflow in VPD firmware parsing
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Prasad J Pandit <ppandit>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: agordeev, anton, bhu, davej, dhoward, esammons, fhrbata, gansalmon, iboverma, itamar, jforbes, jkacur, jonathan, jwboyer, kernel-maint, kernel-mgr, lgoncalv, lwang, madhu.chinakonda, mcressma, plougher, pmatouse, rt-maint, rvrbovsk, williams
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Bug Depends On: 915516, 949939, 949940, 949942, 949943, 949944, 949945, 949946    
Bug Blocks: 949888    

Description Prasad J Pandit 2013-04-09 10:13:46 UTC
Linux kernel built with the Broadcom tg3 ethernet driver is vulnerable to a
buffer overflow. This could occur when the tg3 driver reads and copies firmware 
string from hardware's product data(VPD), if it exceeds 32 characters.

A user with physical access to a machine could use this flaw to crash the
system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system.

Upstream fix:
 -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/715230a44310a8cf66fbfb5a46f9a62a9b2de424

 -> http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/04/05/2

Comment 1 Prasad J Pandit 2013-04-09 10:20:28 UTC

This issue affects the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security 
impact because physical access is needed to exploit this issue.  Future kernel 
updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 may 
address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity 
Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

Comment 4 Prasad J Pandit 2013-04-09 10:34:09 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 949946]

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-04-11 23:33:45 UTC
kernel-3.8.6-203.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2013-05-20 16:54:41 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-6 v.2

Via RHSA-2013:0829 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0829.html

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2013-07-10 03:54:34 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2013:1034 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1034.html

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2013-11-21 17:55:42 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:1645 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1645.html