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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-1929

Original release date: 06/07/2013
Last revised: 01/03/2014


Heap-based buffer overflow in the tg3_read_vpd function in drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/tg3.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8.6 allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted firmware that specifies a long string in the Vital Product Data (VPD) data structure.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.4 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1645
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=715230a44310a8cf66fbfb5a46f9a62a9b2de424
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1838-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1835-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2013:1474
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.8.6
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:1971
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2013:176
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1836-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130405 Re: CVE Request: tg3 VPD firmware -> driver injection
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=949932
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2013:1473
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/715230a44310a8cf66fbfb5a46f9a62a9b2de424
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MISC
Name: http://cansecwest.com/slides/2013/PrivateCore%20CSW%202013.pdf
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2013-5368
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1834-1

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