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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-1979

The scm_set_cred function in include/net/scm.h in the Linux kernel before 3.8.11 uses incorrect uid and gid values during credentials passing, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application.
Publish Date : 2013-05-03 Last Update Date : 2017-11-28
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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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2669-1 linux - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18491 unix
ELSA-2013-2525 -- Unbreakable Enterprise kernel Security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27545 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1182-2 -- Security update for Linux kernel oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25453 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:1319-1 -- Security update for Linux kernel (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28126 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:1316-1 -- Security update for Linux kernel (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27719 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-2013-1979

# 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
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.8.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.8.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.8.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.8.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.8.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.8.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.8.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 11

- References For CVE-2013-1979
MLIST [oss-security] 20130428 Multiple Linux setuid output redirection vulnerabilities CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SU-2014:1319
SUSE SUSE-SU-2014:1316
SUSE SUSE-SU-2013:1182
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1187
FEDORA FEDORA-2013-6999;a=commit;h=83f1b4ba917db5dc5a061a44b3403ddb6e783494 CONFIRM
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1971

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-1979

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

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