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CVE-2015-2042 Detail

Current Description

net/rds/sysctl.c in the Linux kernel before 3.19 uses an incorrect data type in a sysctl table, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory or possibly have unspecified other impact by accessing a sysctl entry.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=db27ebb111e9f69efece08e4cb6a34ff980f8896
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-09/msg00004.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3237
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/02/20/20
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/72730
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2560-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2561-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2562-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2563-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2564-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2565-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1195355
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/db27ebb111e9f69efece08e4cb6a34ff980f8896

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
3.18.7


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-2042
NVD Published Date:
04/21/2015
NVD Last Modified:
01/02/2017