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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-0501

The /proc filesystem in Linux allows local users to obtain sensitive information by opening various entries in /proc/self before executing a setuid program, which causes the program to fail to change the ownership and permissions of those entries.
Publish Date : 2003-08-07 Last Update Date : 2016-10-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Obtain Information
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2003-06-20
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Linux Kernel /proc/self setuid Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:328 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2003-0501

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2003-0501
REDHAT RHSA-2003:239
REDHAT RHSA-2003:198
BUGTRAQ 20030620 Linux /proc sensitive information disclosure
REDHAT RHSA-2003:238

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-0501

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