Linux kernel built with the Human Interface Device bus(CONFIG_HID) along with
the generic support for the HID Multitouch panels(CONFIG_HID_MUTLTITOUCH)
driver is vulnerable to a heap overflow flaw. It could occur when an HID device
sends malicious feature report the kernel driver.
A local user with physical access to the system could use this flaw to crash
the kernel resulting in DoS or potential privilege escalation to gain root
access via arbitrary code execution.
This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1002600]
kernel-3.10.11-200.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
kernel-3.10.11-100.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.