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Bug 491370 (CVE-2013-4588) - Kernel : net: ipvs: stack buffer overflow (CVE-2013-4588)
Summary: Kernel : net: ipvs: stack buffer overflow (CVE-2013-4588)
Alias: CVE-2013-4588
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Security
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-11-15 20:13 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2022-03-25 15:45 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2013-11-15 20:13:10 UTC
From ${URL} :

Linux kernel built with the IP Virtual Server(CONFIG_IP_VS) support is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow flaw. It could occur while setting or
retrieving socket options via setsockopt(2) or getsockopt(2) calls.
Though a user needs to have CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to perform these IP_VS

A user/program with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges could use this flaw to further escalate their 
privileges on a system.

Upstream fix:
Comment 1 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2013-11-27 21:51:33 UTC
CVE-2013-4588 (
  Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_ctl.c in
  the Linux kernel before 2.6.33, when CONFIG_IP_VS is used, allow local users
  to gain privileges by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for (1) a
  getsockopt system call, related to the do_ip_vs_get_ctl function, or (2) a
  setsockopt system call, related to the do_ip_vs_set_ctl function.
Comment 2 John Helmert III archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2022-03-25 15:45:07 UTC
Fix in 2.6.33