CVE-2013-3237

NameCVE-2013-3237
DescriptionThe vsock_stream_sendmsg function in net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c in the Linux kernel before 3.9-rc7 does not initialize a certain length variable, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted recvmsg or recvfrom system call.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs706557

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.68-2fixed
stretch4.9.168-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.168-1+deb9u3fixed
buster4.19.37-3fixed
sid4.19.37-4fixed
open-vm-tools (PTS)jessie2:9.4.6-1770165-8fixed
stretch2:10.1.5-5055683-4+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid2:10.3.10-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(not affected)
linux-2.6source(unstable)(not affected)
open-vm-toolssource(unstable)2:9.2.2-893683-8low706557

Notes

- linux-2.6 <not-affected> ((net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c not present)
- linux <not-affected> (net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c not present)
[wheezy] - open-vm-tools <no-dsa> (Minor information leak)
[squeeze] - open-vm-tools <no-dsa> (Contrib not supported, minor information leak)

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