Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126197
kernel i2c integer overflow vulnerability
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:44 EST
Description of problem:
In the i2c driver, there is an integer overflow vulnerability during
the allocation of memory, potentially opening any systems using the
i2c driver up to a security hole.
The integer overflow problem becomes present when allocating memory,
which is allowed to occur because of a lack of sanity checks.
For more information have a look to:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fix, maybe the attached one or something better.
Created attachment 101215 [details]
Patch for FC1's kernel as suggested in the mail at securitfocus
this is a root-only vulnerability ......
eg root can gain... well... root privileges ;)