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CVE-2013-4300

Impact: Important
Public: 2013-08-22
Bugzilla: 1004736: CVE-2013-4300 Kernel: net: PID spoofing privilege escalation flaw

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The scm_check_creds function in net/core/scm.c in the Linux kernel before 3.11 performs a capability check in an incorrect namespace, which allows local users to gain privileges via PID spoofing.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4300 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Not vulnerable.

This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 6.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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