CVE-2013-1826 Detail

Current Description

The xfrm_state_netlink function in net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c in the Linux kernel before 3.5.7 does not properly handle error conditions in dump_one_state function calls, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability.


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Evaluator Description

Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/476.html 'CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference'

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Evaluator Impact

Per https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=919384 "This issue affects the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this issue."

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=864745d291b5ba80ea0bd0edcbe67273de368836 Exploit  Patch 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0744.html
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.5.7
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/03/07/2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1829-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=919384
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/864745d291b5ba80ea0bd0edcbe67273de368836

Weakness Enumeration

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2013-1826
NVD Published Date:
03/22/2013
NVD Last Modified:
06/04/2013
Source:
MITRE