The mm_for_maps function in fs/proc/base.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.30.4 and earlier allows local users to read (1) maps and (2) smaps files under proc/ via vectors related to ELF loading, a setuid process, and a race condition.
Published 2009-08-14 15:16:27
Updated 2017-08-17 01:30:52
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Information leak

Threat overview for CVE-2009-2691

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2009-2691
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 52869
IPs affected by CVE-2009-2691 14,955
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
Find out if you* are affected by CVE-2009-2691!
*Directly or indirectly through your vendors, service providers and 3rd parties. Powered by attack surface intelligence from SecurityScorecard.

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2009-2691

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 8 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2009-2691

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
2.1
LOW AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
3.9
2.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2009-2691

Vendor statements for CVE-2009-2691

  • Red Hat 2009-11-04
    The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact. We currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 as it is not possible to trigger the information leak if the suid_dumpable tunable is set to zero (which is the default). It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1540.html

Products affected by CVE-2009-2691

This web site uses cookies for managing your session, storing preferences, website analytics and additional purposes described in our privacy policy.
By using this web site you are agreeing to CVEdetails.com terms of use!