Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1032753
CVE-2013-4579 kernel: ath9k_htc driver improperly updates MAC
Last modified: 2015-10-15 14:05:55 EDT
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.
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 1033072]
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.
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.