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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-0127

The kernel module loader in Linux kernel 2.2.x before 2.2.25, and 2.4.x before 2.4.21, allows local users to gain root privileges by using ptrace to attach to a child process that is spawned by the kernel.
Publish Date : 2003-03-31 Last Update Date : 2018-05-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 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 Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
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 important 2003-03-17
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Linux Kernel ptrace Privilege Escalation Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:254 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-2003-0127

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.21 Pre1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 47

- References For CVE-2003-0127
REDHAT RHSA-2003:145
REDHAT RHSA-2003:098
REDHAT RHSA-2003:103
ENGARDE ESA-20030515-017
GENTOO GLSA-200303-17
REDHAT RHSA-2003:088
CALDERA CSSA-2003-020.0
VULNWATCH 20030317 Fwd: Ptrace hole / Linux 2.2.25
CERT-VN VU#628849

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-0127

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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