CVE-2013-1773

2013-02-28T19:55:00
ID CVE-2013-1773
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2019-04-22T17:48:00

Description

Buffer overflow in the VFAT filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.3 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash) via a VFAT write operation on a filesystem with the utf8 mount option, which is not properly handled during UTF-8 to UTF-16 conversion. Per https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-1773 "This issue affects the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 may address this issue."