CVE-2013-2141

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2013-04-17
CWE:
CWE-200
Bugzilla:
970873: CVE-2013-2141 Kernel: signal: information leak in tkill/tgkill

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The do_tkill function in kernel/signal.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8.9 does not initialize a certain data structure, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a crafted application that makes a (1) tkill or (2) tgkill system call.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2141 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1292 2013-09-26
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:1264 2013-09-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1801 2013-12-12

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Affected

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