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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-1848

fs/ext3/super.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8.4 uses incorrect arguments to functions in certain circumstances related to printk input, which allows local users to conduct format-string attacks and possibly gain privileges via a crafted application.
Publish Date : 2013-03-22 Last Update Date : 2014-02-06
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.2
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 20

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2013-1051 -- kernel security and bug fix update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27457 unix
ELSA-2013-2525 -- Unbreakable Enterprise kernel Security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27545 unix
ELSA-2013:1051: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23917 unix
RHSA-2013:1051: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20131051 unix
RHSA-2013:1051: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21235 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:0759-2 -- Security update for Linux kernel oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26098 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:0759-1 -- Security update for Linux kernel oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25846 unix
USN-1809-1 -- linux vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18181 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-2013-1848

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.8.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 4

- References For CVE-2013-1848

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2013-06/msg00005.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0925
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0928.html
REDHAT RHSA-2013:0928
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1026.html
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1026
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1051.html
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1051
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2013:176
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2013:176
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.8.4 CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=920783 CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1811-1
UBUNTU USN-1811-1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/03/20/8
MLIST [oss-security] 20130320 CVE-2013-1848 -- Linux kernel: ext3: format string issues
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1809-1
UBUNTU USN-1809-1
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/8d0c2d10dd72c5292eda7a06231056a4c972e4cc CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1812-1
UBUNTU USN-1812-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1814-1
UBUNTU USN-1814-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1813-1
UBUNTU USN-1813-1
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=8d0c2d10dd72c5292eda7a06231056a4c972e4cc CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-1848

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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