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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-1060

Original release date: 09/25/2013
Last revised: 10/02/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

A certain Ubuntu build procedure for perf, as distributed in the Linux kernel packages in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS, 12.10, 13.04, and 13.10, sets the HOME environment variable to the ~buildd directory and consequently reads the system configuration file from the ~buildd directory, which allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging control over the buildd account.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:M/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1944-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1943-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1939-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1941-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1945-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1947-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1946-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1942-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [kernel-team] 20130731 [lucid CVE 1/1] UBUNTU: [Packaging] supply perf with appropriate prefix to ensure use of local config
External Source: MLIST
Name: [kernel-team] 20130731 [CVE-2013-1060] perf configuration file vunerability
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1938-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2013/CVE-2013-1060.html
Type: Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)