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Bug 738202 - (CVE-2011-3359) CVE-2011-3359 kernel: b43: allocate receive buffers big enough for max frame len + offset
CVE-2011-3359 kernel: b43: allocate receive buffers big enough for max frame ...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,public=20110327,repor...
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Depends On: 738204 738205 738206 748688 761368
Blocks: 738203
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Reported: 2011-09-14 06:31 EDT by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2015-07-31 02:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-05-10 09:24:08 EDT
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Description Petr Matousek 2011-09-14 06:31:24 EDT
A flaw has been found in a way b43 driver processed incoming frames. An attacker able to send frames to the systems with Broadcom 43xx series wireless devices could use this flaw to crash the systems.

Upstream patch:
c85ce65ecac078ab1a1835c87c4a6319cf74660a

References:
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=32042
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commits/c85ce65ecac078ab1a1835c87c4a6319cf74660a
Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2011-09-14 06:38:31 EDT
Statement:

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 as they did not provide support for Broadcom 43xx wireless devices. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1465.html, and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0010.html.
Comment 4 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-10-25 00:05:40 EDT
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 748688]
Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2011-11-22 11:50:57 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:1465 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1465.html
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2012-01-10 15:16:30 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-6 v.2

Via RHSA-2012:0010 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0010.html

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