Bug 1000474 (CVE-2013-2898) - CVE-2013-2898 Kernel: HID: sensor-hub: memory leak flaw
Summary: CVE-2013-2898 Kernel: HID: sensor-hub: memory leak flaw
Alias: CVE-2013-2898
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: 1000459
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Reported: 2013-08-23 13:50 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 08:33:07 UTC

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Description Prasad Pandit 2013-08-23 13:50:33 UTC
Linux kernel built with the Human Interface Device bus (CONFIG_HID) along with
the HID Sensors framework support(CONFIG_HID_SENSOR_HUB) is vulnerable to a
memory leakage flaw. It could occur when an HID device sends malicious output
report to the sensor-hub kernel driver.

A local user with physical access to the system could use this flaw to leak
kernel memory bytes.

Comment 1 Prasad Pandit 2013-08-23 13:53:27 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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