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CVE-2013-1979

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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.

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Statement

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 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0829.html

Public Date

2013-04-23 00:00:00

Impact

Important

Bugzilla

CVE-2013-1979 kernel: net: incorrect SCM_CREDENTIALS passing

Bugzilla ID

955 629

CVSS Status

verified

Base Score

6.90

Base Metrics

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Acknowledgements

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

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:0829 2013-05-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected