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CVE-2013-3231 Detail


The llc_ui_recvmsg function in net/llc/af_llc.c in the Linux kernel before 3.9-rc7 does not initialize a certain length variable, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted recvmsg or recvfrom system call.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/22/2013

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Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

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