Bug 957705 (CVE-2013-2017) - CVE-2013-2017 kernel: veth: double-free flaw in case of congestion
Summary: CVE-2013-2017 kernel: veth: double-free flaw in case of congestion
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2013-2017
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 957712 957713
Blocks: 957720
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2013-04-29 10:35 UTC by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2019-06-08 19:33 UTC (History)
28 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-06-10 22:01:27 UTC


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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:0911 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2013-06-11 01:05:54 UTC
Novell 817643 None None None 2019-04-25 03:26 UTC

Description Petr Matousek 2013-04-29 10:35:56 UTC
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.

Introduced in:
2.6.33-rc1

Fixed in:
2.6.34

Upstream fix:
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=6ec82562ffc6f297d0de36d65776cff8e5704867

References:
http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=127310770900442&w=3

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Atzm WATANABE of Stratosphere Inc. for reporting this issue.

Comment 1 Petr Matousek 2013-04-29 11:00:22 UTC
Statement:

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 21:53:44 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:0911 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0911.html


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