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CVE-2011-2494 Detail

Description

kernel/taskstats.c in the Linux kernel before 3.1 allows local users to obtain sensitive I/O statistics by sending taskstats commands to a netlink socket, as demonstrated by discovering the length of another user's password.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/13/2012

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2011-2494
Original release date:
06/13/2012
Last revised:
12/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.1 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=1a51410abe7d0ee4b1d112780f46df87d3621043 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=1a51410abe7d0ee4b1d112780f46df87d3621043
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-04/msg00021.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:0554
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.1 External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/06/27/1 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20110627 Re: CVE request: kernel: taskstats/procfs io infoleak
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=716842 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=716842
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/1a51410abe7d0ee4b1d112780f46df87d3621043 Patch External Source CONFIRM https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/1a51410abe7d0ee4b1d112780f46df87d3621043

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.24:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.26:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.27:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.29:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.30:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.31:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.32:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.0.33:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 3.0.34

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