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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-2148

Original release date: 06/07/2013
Last revised: 01/03/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The fill_event_metadata function in fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c in the Linux kernel through 3.9.4 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a read operation on the fanotify descriptor.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1929-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130605 Re: CVE Request: Linux kernel: fanotify: info leak in copy_event_to_user
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1930-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20130603 [patch] fanotify: info leak in copy_event_to_user()
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:1971
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2013:1473
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2013:1474
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=971258

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)