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CVE-2013-2141

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

Details

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 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:
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

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

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