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Bug 492530 (CVE-2013-6381) - Kernel : qeth: buffer overflow in snmp ioctl (CVE-2013-6381)
Summary: Kernel : qeth: buffer overflow in snmp ioctl (CVE-2013-6381)
Alias: CVE-2013-6381
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Security
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-11-25 19:49 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2022-03-25 16:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2013-11-25 19:49:15 UTC
From ${URL} :

Linux kernel built with a Gigabit Ethernet device support(CONFIG_QETH) is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow flaw. It could occur while doing an

A user/program could use this flaw to crash the kernel resulting in DoS or 
potentially escalate user privileges on a system.

Upstream fix:

Comment 1 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2013-11-27 21:50:26 UTC
CVE-2013-6381 (
  Buffer overflow in the qeth_snmp_command function in
  drivers/s390/net/qeth_core_main.c in the Linux kernel through 3.12.1 allows
  local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other
  impact via an SNMP ioctl call with a length value that is incompatible with
  the command-buffer size.
Comment 2 John Helmert III gentoo-dev Security 2022-03-25 16:40:01 UTC
Fix in 3.12.3