CVE-2013-2547

2013-03-15T20:55:00
ID CVE-2013-2547
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2014-01-04T04:46:00

Description

The crypto_report_one function in crypto/crypto_user.c in the report API in the crypto user configuration API in the Linux kernel through 3.8.2 does not initialize certain structure members, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel heap memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability. Per https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-2547 "These issues do affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 may address this issue."