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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Buffer Read Error in ieee80211_radiotap_iterator_init() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029413
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029413
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-7027   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 30 2013
Original Entry Date:  Nov 30 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a buffer over-read in the ieee80211_radiotap_iterator_init() function in 'net/wireless/radiotap.c' and cause the target system to crash.

Evan Huus reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f5563318ff1bde15b10e736e97ffce13be08bc1a

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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