CVE-2013-2141

NameCVE-2013-2141
DescriptionThe do_tkill function in kernel/signal.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8.9 does not initialize a certain data structure, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a crafted application that makes a (1) tkill or (2) tgkill system call.
SourceCVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2669-1, DSA-2766-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1fixed
wheezy (security)3.2.73-2+deb7u3fixed
jessie3.16.7-ckt25-1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u4fixed
stretch4.5.4-1fixed
sid4.5.5-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)3.9.4-1low
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.41-2+deb7u2lowDSA-2669-1
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)low
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze2.6.32-48squeeze4lowDSA-2766-1

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