Bug 1032753 (CVE-2013-4579) - CVE-2013-4579 kernel: ath9k_htc driver improperly updates MAC
Summary: CVE-2013-4579 kernel: ath9k_htc driver improperly updates MAC
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2013-4579
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1033071 1033072
Blocks: 1030959
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Reported: 2013-11-20 18:18 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-06-10 11:46:44 UTC


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Description Vincent Danen 2013-11-20 18:18:02 UTC
Linux kernel built with the ath9k_htc(CONFIG_ATH9K_HTC) wireless driver is vulnerable to an information leakage flaw. This driver does not properly update the MAC address when user changes it, thus leaking the same. This flaw could be
used to remotely determine the original MAC address of a machine.

A user/program could use this flaw to remotely discover the original MAC address of a machine.

Reference:
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 -> http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/11/15/3
 -> http://www.mathyvanhoef.com/2013/11/unmasking-spoofed-mac-address.html

Comment 1 Prasad J Pandit 2013-11-21 13:55:12 UTC
Statement:

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.

Comment 3 Prasad J Pandit 2013-11-21 14:06:48 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1033072]

Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2014-01-14 08:34:57 UTC
kernel-3.12.7-200.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 16 Fedora Update System 2014-01-14 08:38:09 UTC
kernel-3.12.7-300.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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