CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2013-04-23
Bugzilla: 955629: CVE-2013-1979 kernel: net: incorrect SCM_CREDENTIALS passing


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The scm_set_cred function in include/net/scm.h in the Linux kernel before 3.8.11 uses incorrect uid and gid values during credentials passing, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1979 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 via RHSA-2013:0829

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:0829 May 20, 2013

External References


Red Hat would like to thank Andy Lutomirski for reporting this issue.

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