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CVE-2013-6825 Detail


(1) and (2) in dcmnet/apps/, (3) dcmnet/libsrc/, (4) dcmwlm/libsrc/, (5) and (6) in dcmpstat/apps/, (7) dcmpstat/tests/, and (8) dcmqrdb/apps/ in DCMTK 3.6.1 and earlier does not check the return value of the setuid system call, which allows local users to gain privileges by creating a large number of processes.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/10/2014

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name;a=blob;f=CHANGES.361 External Source CONFIRM;a=blob;f=CHANGES.361 Exploit External Source MISC External Source FULLDISC 20140604 CVE-2013-6825 DCMTK Root Privilege escalation External Source BUGTRAQ 20140602 CVE-2013-6825 DCMTK Root Privilege escalation External Source BID 67784

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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