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CVE-2013-2141 Detail

Description

The do_tkill function in kernel/signal.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8.9 does not initialize a certain data structure, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a crafted application that makes a (1) tkill or (2) tgkill system call.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/07/2013

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2013-2141
Original release date:
06/07/2013
Last revised:
01/08/2018
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=b9e146d8eb3b9ecae5086d373b50fa0c1f3e7f0f Exploit; Patch External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=b9e146d8eb3b9ecae5086d373b50fa0c1f3e7f0f
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-12/msg00129.html External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1971
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1801.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2013:1801
http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2766 External Source DEBIAN DSA-2766
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.8.9 External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.8.9
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2013:176 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2013:176
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/06/04/10 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20130604 Re: CVE Request: kernel info leak in tkill/tgkill
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1899-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1899-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1900-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1900-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=970873 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=970873
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/b9e146d8eb3b9ecae5086d373b50fa0c1f3e7f0f Exploit; Patch External Source CONFIRM https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/b9e146d8eb3b9ecae5086d373b50fa0c1f3e7f0f

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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