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LIN5-13226 : Security Advisory - linux - CVE-2013-3301

Created: May 2, 2013    Updated: Dec 19, 2017
Resolved Date: Jul 31, 2013
Previous ID: LIN3-17671
Found In Version: 5.0
Fix Version: 5.0.1.6
Severity: Severe
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 5
Component/s: Kernel

Description

The ftrace implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.8.8 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability for write access to the (1) set_ftrace_pid or (2) set_graph_function file, and then making an lseek system call.Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/476.html 'CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference'

http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2013-3301

Workaround

Unknown

Steps to Reproduce

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