Bug 1000519 (CVE-2013-2890) - CVE-2013-2890 Kernel: HID: Sony heap overflow flaw
Summary: CVE-2013-2890 Kernel: HID: Sony heap overflow flaw
Alias: CVE-2013-2890
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1000506
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Reported: 2013-08-23 14:49 UTC by Prasad Pandit
Modified: 2021-02-17 07:23 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-06-10 08:30:35 UTC

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Description Prasad Pandit 2013-08-23 14:49:53 UTC
Linux kernel built with the Human Interface Device bus(CONFIG_HID) along with
the Sony PS3 controller driver(CONFIG_HID_SONY) support, is vulnerable to a
heap overflow flaw. It could occur when an HID device sends malicious output
report to the kernel driver.

A local user with physical access to the system could use this flaw to crash
the kernel resulting in DoS or potential privilege escalation to gain root
access via arbitrary code execution.

Comment 1 Prasad Pandit 2013-08-23 14:51:30 UTC

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.

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