Upstream information

CVE-2013-1763 at MITRE


Array index error in the __sock_diag_rcv_msg function in net/core/sock_diag.c in the Linux kernel before 3.7.10 allows local users to gain privileges via a large family value in a Netlink message.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This security problem only affects Linux kernel versions 3.3 up to 3.8. SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 with Linux kernel version 3.0 or older versions are not affected by this problem.

SUSE Bugzilla entries: 805633 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 807436 [RESOLVED / DUPLICATE]

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