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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:
Linux Kernel dgram_recvmsg() Lets Local Users Obtain Portions of Kernel Memory
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029566
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-7281   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 8 2014
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.12.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the dgram_recvmsg() function in 'net/ieee802154/dgram.c' to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory.

Impact:   A local user can obtain portions of kernel memory on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.12.4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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