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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-2851

Format string vulnerability in the register_disk function in block/genhd.c in the Linux kernel through 3.9.4 allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging root access and writing format string specifiers to /sys/module/md_mod/parameters/new_array in order to create a crafted /dev/md device name.
Publish Date : 2013-06-07 Last Update Date : 2014-03-26
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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 High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 134

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2745-1 linux - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19878 unix
DSA-2766-1 linux-2.6 - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19806 unix
ELSA-2013-1645 -- Oracle Linux 6 kernel update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27264 unix
ELSA-2013-2542 -- unbreakable enterprise kernel security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26512 unix
ELSA-2013-2543 -- unbreakable enterprise kernel security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27363 unix
RHSA-2013:1645: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20131645 unix
RHSA-2013:1645: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26083 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1474-1 -- Security update for Linux kernel oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25635 unix
SUSE-SU-2013:1473-1 -- Security update for Linux kernel oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25573 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:0287-1 -- Security update for Linux kernel oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24665 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-2013-2851

# 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-2013-2851
REDHAT RHSA-2014:0284
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1971
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20130606 [PATCH 1/8] block: do not pass disk names as format strings
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1645
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1783
MLIST [oss-security] 20130606 Linux kernel format string flaws
SUSE SUSE-SU-2013:1473
SUSE SUSE-SU-2013:1474

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-2851

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

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