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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-2148

The fill_event_metadata function in fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c in the Linux kernel through 3.9.4 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a read operation on the fanotify descriptor.
Publish Date : 2013-06-07 Last Update Date : 2014-01-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
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) Obtain Information
CWE ID 399

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2745-1 linux - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19878 unix
ELSA-2014-3002 -- Unbreakable Enterprise kernel security and bug fix update (Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 QU... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26522 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1473-1 -- Security update for Linux kernel oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25573 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1474-1 -- Security update for Linux kernel oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25635 unix
USN-1935-1 -- linux vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18033 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-2013-2148

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 12

- References For CVE-2013-2148
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20130603 [patch] fanotify: info leak in copy_event_to_user()
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1971
SUSE SUSE-SU-2013:1473
MLIST [oss-security] 20130605 Re: CVE Request: Linux kernel: fanotify: info leak in copy_event_to_user

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-2148

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

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