|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.
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
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Red Hat security errata
|MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt)||RHSA-2013:0829||May 20, 2013|
Red Hat would like to thank Andy Lutomirski for reporting this issue.
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