CVE-2013-3301 Detail

Current Description

The ftrace implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.8.8 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability for write access to the (1) set_ftrace_pid or (2) set_graph_function file, and then making an lseek system call.


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Evaluator Description

Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/476.html 'CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference'

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Evaluator Impact

Per https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-3301 "This issue affects the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 may address this issue."

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=6a76f8c0ab19f215af2a3442870eeb5f0e81998d Exploit 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2013-09/msg00003.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-12/msg00129.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1051.html
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.8.8
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/04/15/1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1834-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1835-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1836-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1838-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=952197
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/6a76f8c0ab19f215af2a3442870eeb5f0e81998d Exploit 

Weakness Enumeration

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2013-3301
NVD Published Date:
04/29/2013
NVD Last Modified:
04/22/2019
Source:
MITRE