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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-2094 (1 public exploit)

The perf_swevent_init function in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8.9 uses an incorrect integer data type, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted perf_event_open system call.
Publish Date : 2013-05-14 Last Update Date : 2017-01-06
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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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 189

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2013-0830 -- kernel security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27667 unix
DSA-2669-1 linux - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18491 unix
ELSA-2013-2524 -- Unbreakable Enterprise kernel Security update (critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27494 unix
ELSA-2013:0830: kernel security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24010 unix
RHSA-2013:0830: kernel security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20874 unix
RHSA-2013:0830: kernel security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20130830 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:0819-1 -- Security update for the Linux Kernel (x86) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25556 unix
USN-1838-1 -- linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18235 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-2013-2094

# 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

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 9

- References For CVE-2013-2094 CONFIRM CONFIRM
OSVDB 93361
MLIST [oss-security] 20130514 Re: CVE Request: linux kernel perf out-of-bounds access
EXPLOIT-DB 33589 Ubuntu 12.04.0-2LTS x64 - perf_swevent_init Kernel Local Root Exploit Author:Vitaly Nikolenko Release Date:2014-05-31 (linux) local CONFIRM
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1042
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20130412 sw_perf_event_destroy() oops while fuzzing
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20130412 Re: sw_perf_event_destroy() oops while fuzzing
REDHAT RHSA-2013:0830
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20130413 Re: sw_perf_event_destroy() oops while fuzzing
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0951
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0925
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0847
SUSE SUSE-SU-2013:0819
MLIST [CentOS-announce] 20130517 CESA-2013:0830 Important CentOS 6 kernel Update
MLIST [CentOS-announce] 20130515 CentOS-6 CVE-2013-2094 Kernel Issue;a=commit;h=8176cced706b5e5d15887584150764894e94e02f CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-2094

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