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Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:12:52 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
To: oss security list <>
Subject: CVE request: Linux kernel: net: ipvs stack buffer overflow


Linux kernel built with the IP Virtual Server(CONFIG_IP_VS) support is 
vulnerable to a buffer overflow flaw. It could occur while setting or 
retrieving socket options via setsockopt(2) or getsockopt(2) calls. Though a 
user needs to have CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to perform these IP_VS operations.

A user/program with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges could use this flaw to further 
escalate their privileges on a system.

Upstream fix:


Thank you.
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Security Response Team

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