CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2013-7027

Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Published: Dec 09, 2013 | Modified: Mar 16, 2014
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
6.1 MEDIUM
AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
RedHat/V2
5.7 MODERATE
AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The ieee80211_radiotap_iterator_init function in net/wireless/radiotap.c in the Linux kernel before 3.11.7 does not check whether a frame contains any data outside of the header, which might allow attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer over-read) via a crafted header.

Weakness

The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0 3.0
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0 3.0
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0 3.0
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0 3.0
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0 3.0
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0 3.0
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0 3.0
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.1 3.0.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.2 3.0.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.3 3.0.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.4 3.0.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.5 3.0.5
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.6 3.0.6
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.7 3.0.7
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.8 3.0.8
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.9 3.0.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.10 3.0.10
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.11 3.0.11
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.12 3.0.12
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.13 3.0.13
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.14 3.0.14
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.15 3.0.15
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.16 3.0.16
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.17 3.0.17
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.18 3.0.18
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.19 3.0.19
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.20 3.0.20
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.21 3.0.21
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.22 3.0.22
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.23 3.0.23
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.24 3.0.24
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.25 3.0.25
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.26 3.0.26
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.27 3.0.27
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.28 3.0.28
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.29 3.0.29
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.30 3.0.30
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.31 3.0.31
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.32 3.0.32
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.33 3.0.33
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.34 3.0.34
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.35 3.0.35
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.36 3.0.36
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.37 3.0.37
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.38 3.0.38
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.39 3.0.39
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.40 3.0.40
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.41 3.0.41
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.42 3.0.42
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.43 3.0.43
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.44 3.0.44
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.45 3.0.45
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.46 3.0.46
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.47 3.0.47
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.48 3.0.48
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.49 3.0.49
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.50 3.0.50
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.51 3.0.51
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.52 3.0.52
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.53 3.0.53
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.54 3.0.54
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.55 3.0.55
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.56 3.0.56
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.57 3.0.57
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.58 3.0.58
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.59 3.0.59
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.60 3.0.60
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.61 3.0.61
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.62 3.0.62
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.63 3.0.63
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.64 3.0.64
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.65 3.0.65
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.66 3.0.66
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.67 3.0.67
Linux_kernel Linux 3.0.68 3.0.68
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1 3.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1 3.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1 3.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1 3.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1 3.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1.1 3.1.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1.2 3.1.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1.3 3.1.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1.4 3.1.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1.5 3.1.5
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1.6 3.1.6
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1.7 3.1.7
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1.8 3.1.8
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1.9 3.1.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.1.10 3.1.10
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2 3.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2 3.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2 3.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2 3.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2 3.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2 3.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2 3.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.1 3.2.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.2 3.2.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.3 3.2.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.4 3.2.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.5 3.2.5
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.6 3.2.6
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.7 3.2.7
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.8 3.2.8
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.9 3.2.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.10 3.2.10
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.11 3.2.11
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.12 3.2.12
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.13 3.2.13
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.14 3.2.14
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.15 3.2.15
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.16 3.2.16
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.17 3.2.17
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.18 3.2.18
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.19 3.2.19
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.20 3.2.20
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.21 3.2.21
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.22 3.2.22
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.23 3.2.23
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.24 3.2.24
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.25 3.2.25
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.26 3.2.26
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.27 3.2.27
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.28 3.2.28
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.29 3.2.29
Linux_kernel Linux 3.2.30 3.2.30
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3 3.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3 3.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3 3.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3 3.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3 3.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3 3.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3 3.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3 3.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3.1 3.3.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3.2 3.3.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3.3 3.3.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3.4 3.3.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3.5 3.3.5
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3.6 3.3.6
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3.7 3.3.7
Linux_kernel Linux 3.3.8 3.3.8
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4 3.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4 3.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4 3.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4 3.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4 3.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4 3.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4 3.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4 3.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.1 3.4.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.2 3.4.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.3 3.4.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.4 3.4.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.5 3.4.5
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.6 3.4.6
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.7 3.4.7
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.8 3.4.8
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.9 3.4.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.10 3.4.10
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.11 3.4.11
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.12 3.4.12
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.13 3.4.13
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.14 3.4.14
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.15 3.4.15
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.16 3.4.16
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.17 3.4.17
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.18 3.4.18
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.19 3.4.19
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.20 3.4.20
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.21 3.4.21
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.22 3.4.22
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.23 3.4.23
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.24 3.4.24
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.25 3.4.25
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.26 3.4.26
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.27 3.4.27
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.28 3.4.28
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.29 3.4.29
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.30 3.4.30
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.31 3.4.31
Linux_kernel Linux 3.4.32 3.4.32
Linux_kernel Linux 3.5.1 3.5.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.5.2 3.5.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.5.3 3.5.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.5.4 3.5.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.5.5 3.5.5
Linux_kernel Linux 3.5.6 3.5.6
Linux_kernel Linux 3.5.7 3.5.7
Linux_kernel Linux 3.6 3.6
Linux_kernel Linux 3.6.1 3.6.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.6.2 3.6.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.6.3 3.6.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.6.4 3.6.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.6.5 3.6.5
Linux_kernel Linux 3.6.6 3.6.6
Linux_kernel Linux 3.6.7 3.6.7
Linux_kernel Linux 3.6.8 3.6.8
Linux_kernel Linux 3.6.9 3.6.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.6.10 3.6.10
Linux_kernel Linux 3.6.11 3.6.11
Linux_kernel Linux 3.7 3.7
Linux_kernel Linux 3.7.1 3.7.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.7.2 3.7.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.7.3 3.7.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.7.4 3.7.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.7.5 3.7.5
Linux_kernel Linux 3.7.6 3.7.6
Linux_kernel Linux 3.7.7 3.7.7
Linux_kernel Linux 3.7.8 3.7.8
Linux_kernel Linux 3.7.9 3.7.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.7.10 3.7.10
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.0 3.8.0
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.1 3.8.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.2 3.8.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.3 3.8.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.4 3.8.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.5 3.8.5
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.6 3.8.6
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.7 3.8.7
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.8 3.8.8
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.9 3.8.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.10 3.8.10
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.11 3.8.11
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.12 3.8.12
Linux_kernel Linux 3.8.13 3.8.13
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9 3.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9 3.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9 3.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9 3.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9 3.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9 3.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9 3.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9.0 3.9.0
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9.1 3.9.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9.2 3.9.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9.3 3.9.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9.4 3.9.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9.5 3.9.5
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9.6 3.9.6
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9.7 3.9.7
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9.8 3.9.8
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9.9 3.9.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9.10 3.9.10
Linux_kernel Linux 3.9.11 3.9.11
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.1 3.10.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.2 3.10.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.3 3.10.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.4 3.10.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.5 3.10.5
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.6 3.10.6
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.7 3.10.7
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.8 3.10.8
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.9 3.10.9
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.10 3.10.10
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.11 3.10.11
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.12 3.10.12
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.13 3.10.13
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.14 3.10.14
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.15 3.10.15
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.16 3.10.16
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.17 3.10.17
Linux_kernel Linux 3.10.18 3.10.18
Linux_kernel Linux 3.11 3.11
Linux_kernel Linux 3.11.1 3.11.1
Linux_kernel Linux 3.11.2 3.11.2
Linux_kernel Linux 3.11.3 3.11.3
Linux_kernel Linux 3.11.4 3.11.4
Linux_kernel Linux 3.11.5 3.11.5
Linux_kernel Linux * 3.11.6
Linux Ubuntu lucid *
Linux Ubuntu precise *
Linux Ubuntu precise/esm *
Linux Ubuntu quantal *
Linux Ubuntu raring *
Linux Ubuntu saucy *
Linux Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-armadaxp Ubuntu precise *
Linux-armadaxp Ubuntu quantal *
Linux-armadaxp Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-aws Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-ec2 Ubuntu lucid *
Linux-ec2 Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-flo Ubuntu trusty *
Linux-flo Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-flo Ubuntu utopic *
Linux-flo Ubuntu vivid *
Linux-flo Ubuntu vivid/stable-phone-overlay *
Linux-flo Ubuntu wily *
Linux-flo Ubuntu xenial *
Linux-flo Ubuntu yakkety *
Linux-fsl-imx51 Ubuntu lucid *
Linux-fsl-imx51 Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-gke Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-goldfish Ubuntu saucy *
Linux-goldfish Ubuntu trusty *
Linux-goldfish Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-goldfish Ubuntu utopic *
Linux-goldfish Ubuntu vivid *
Linux-goldfish Ubuntu wily *
Linux-goldfish Ubuntu xenial *
Linux-goldfish Ubuntu yakkety *
Linux-goldfish Ubuntu zesty *
Linux-grouper Ubuntu saucy *
Linux-grouper Ubuntu trusty *
Linux-grouper Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-grouper Ubuntu utopic *
Linux-hwe Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-hwe-edge Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-linaro-omap Ubuntu precise *
Linux-linaro-omap Ubuntu quantal *
Linux-linaro-omap Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-linaro-shared Ubuntu precise *
Linux-linaro-shared Ubuntu quantal *
Linux-linaro-shared Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-linaro-vexpress Ubuntu precise *
Linux-linaro-vexpress Ubuntu quantal *
Linux-linaro-vexpress Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-lts-quantal Ubuntu precise *
Linux-lts-quantal Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-lts-raring Ubuntu precise *
Linux-lts-raring Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-lts-saucy Ubuntu precise *
Linux-lts-saucy Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-lts-trusty Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-lts-utopic Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-lts-vivid Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-lts-wily Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-lts-xenial Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-maguro Ubuntu saucy *
Linux-maguro Ubuntu trusty *
Linux-maguro Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-mako Ubuntu saucy *
Linux-mako Ubuntu trusty *
Linux-mako Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-mako Ubuntu utopic *
Linux-mako Ubuntu vivid *
Linux-mako Ubuntu vivid/stable-phone-overlay *
Linux-mako Ubuntu wily *
Linux-mako Ubuntu xenial *
Linux-mako Ubuntu yakkety *
Linux-manta Ubuntu saucy *
Linux-manta Ubuntu trusty *
Linux-manta Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-manta Ubuntu utopic *
Linux-manta Ubuntu vivid *
Linux-manta Ubuntu wily *
Linux-mvl-dove Ubuntu lucid *
Linux-mvl-dove Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-qcm-msm Ubuntu lucid *
Linux-qcm-msm Ubuntu precise *
Linux-qcm-msm Ubuntu quantal *
Linux-qcm-msm Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-raspi2 Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-raspi2 Ubuntu vivid/ubuntu-core *
Linux-snapdragon Ubuntu upstream *
Linux-ti-omap4 Ubuntu precise *
Linux-ti-omap4 Ubuntu quantal *
Linux-ti-omap4 Ubuntu raring *
Linux-ti-omap4 Ubuntu saucy *
Linux-ti-omap4 Ubuntu upstream *

Extended Description

Certain languages allow direct addressing of memory locations and do not automatically ensure that these locations are valid for the memory buffer that is being referenced. This can cause read or write operations to be performed on memory locations that may be associated with other variables, data structures, or internal program data. As a result, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code, alter the intended control flow, read sensitive information, or cause the system to crash.

Potential Mitigations

  • Use a language that does not allow this weakness to occur or provides constructs that make this weakness easier to avoid.

  • For example, many languages that perform their own memory management, such as Java and Perl, are not subject to buffer overflows. Other languages, such as Ada and C#, typically provide overflow protection, but the protection can be disabled by the programmer.

  • Be wary that a language’s interface to native code may still be subject to overflows, even if the language itself is theoretically safe.

  • Use a vetted library or framework that does not allow this weakness to occur or provides constructs that make this weakness easier to avoid.

  • Examples include the Safe C String Library (SafeStr) by Messier and Viega [REF-57], and the Strsafe.h library from Microsoft [REF-56]. These libraries provide safer versions of overflow-prone string-handling functions.

  • Run or compile the software using features or extensions that automatically provide a protection mechanism that mitigates or eliminates buffer overflows.

  • For example, certain compilers and extensions provide automatic buffer overflow detection mechanisms that are built into the compiled code. Examples include the Microsoft Visual Studio /GS flag, Fedora/Red Hat FORTIFY_SOURCE GCC flag, StackGuard, and ProPolice.

  • Consider adhering to the following rules when allocating and managing an application’s memory:

  • Run or compile the software using features or extensions that randomly arrange the positions of a program’s executable and libraries in memory. Because this makes the addresses unpredictable, it can prevent an attacker from reliably jumping to exploitable code.

  • Examples include Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) [REF-58] [REF-60] and Position-Independent Executables (PIE) [REF-64].

References