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CVE-2013-2148

Impact: Low
Public: 2013-06-03
Bugzilla: 971258: CVE-2013-2148 Kernel: fanotify: info leak in copy_event_to_user

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The fill_event_metadata function in fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c in the Linux kernel through 3.9.4 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a read operation on the fanotify descriptor.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2148 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

This issue affects the version of the kernel package as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2
may address this issue.

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
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2013:1264 September 16, 2013

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