83105 : Linux Kernel macvtap Device Driver Local Overflow
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Linux Kernel is prone to an overflow condition. The macvtap device driver fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input resulting in a buffer overflow. This may allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service for the system.


Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Third-Party Solution
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified


Upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.


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CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.2
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2013-01-23 | Disagree?

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