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kernel: denial of service

Package(s):kernel CVE #(s):CVE-2013-6432
Created:February 7, 2014 Updated:February 12, 2014
Description:

From the CVE entry:

The ping_recvmsg function in net/ipv4/ping.c in the Linux kernel before 3.12.4 does not properly interact with read system calls on ping sockets, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) by leveraging unspecified privileges to execute a crafted application.

Alerts:
Ubuntu USN-2113-1 linux-lts-saucy 2014-02-18
Ubuntu USN-2117-1 kernel 2014-02-18
openSUSE openSUSE-SU-2014:0205-1 kernel 2014-02-06

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