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Bug 492536 (CVE-2013-6378) - Kernel : drivers: libertas: potential oops in debugfs (CVE-2013-6378)
Summary: Kernel : drivers: libertas: potential oops in debugfs (CVE-2013-6378)
Alias: CVE-2013-6378
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 19:51 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2016-12-07 04:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2013-11-25 19:51:33 UTC
From ${URL} :

Linux kernel built with the Marvell 8xxx Libertas WLAN driver support
(CONFIG_LIBERTAS) is vulnerable to an invalid pointer dereference flaw. It could 
occur while writing to a file under debugfs.

A privileged user could use this flaw to crash the system resulting in DoS.

Upstream fix:

Comment 1 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2013-11-27 21:50:46 UTC
CVE-2013-6378 (
  The lbs_debugfs_write function in drivers/net/wireless/libertas/debugfs.c in
  the Linux kernel through 3.12.1 allows local users to cause a denial of
  service (OOPS) by leveraging root privileges for a zero-length write