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Bug 957705 - (CVE-2013-2017) CVE-2013-2017 kernel: veth: double-free flaw in case of congestion
CVE-2013-2017 kernel: veth: double-free flaw in case of congestion
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 957712 957713
Blocks: 957720
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Reported: 2013-04-29 06:35 EDT by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2015-07-31 07:48 EDT (History)
28 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-06-10 18:01:27 EDT
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Description Petr Matousek 2013-04-29 06:35:56 EDT
A flaw was found in the way Virtual Ethernet driver implementation in the Linux kernel handled skbs in case of congestion.

A remote attacker could potentially use this flaw to crash the system.

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Red Hat would like to thank Atzm WATANABE of Stratosphere Inc. for reporting this issue.
Comment 1 Petr Matousek 2013-04-29 07:00:22 EDT

This issue does not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.
Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2013-06-10 17:53:44 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:0911

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