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CVE-2013-0290

Published: 19 February 2013

The __skb_recv_datagram function in net/core/datagram.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8 does not properly handle the MSG_PEEK flag with zero-length data, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and system hang) via a crafted application.

From the Ubuntu Security Team

Tommi Rantala discovered a flaw in the a flaw the Linux kernels handling of datagrams packets when the MSG_PEEK flag is specified. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system hang).

Notes

AuthorNote
apw
This was introduced by the change in this commit:
3f518bf745cbd6007d8069100fb9cb09e960c872
Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.8)
Patches:
Introduced by

3f518bf745cbd6007d8069100fb9cb09e960c872

Fixed by 77c1090f94d1b0b5186fb13a1b71b47b1343f87f
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upstream
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linux-armadaxp
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This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
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