Linux Kernel 3.4.70/3.10.20/3.11.10/3.12.1 trace_event_perf.c perf_trace_event_perm access control

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A vulnerability was found in Linux Kernel 3.4.70/3.10.20/3.11.10/3.12.1 (Operating System). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is the function perf_trace_event_perm of the file kernel/trace/trace_event_perf.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity.

The weakness was published 11/06/2013 by Dave Jones and Vince Weaver as perf/ftrace: Fix paranoid level for enabling function tracer as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). The advisory is shared at The public release has been coordinated with Linux. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2013-2930 since 04/11/2013. An attack has to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 71797 (Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2071-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 195833 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Linux-lts-saucy Vulnerabilities (USN-2070-1)).

Upgrading to version 3.4.71, 3.10.21, 3.11.10 or 3.12.2 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 62740), X-Force (89832), Vulnerability Center (SBV-42698) and Tenable (71797). Similar entries are available at 10574, 11315, 11317 and 11491.





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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Nessus ID: 71797
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2071-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 841671
OpenVAS Name: Ubuntu Update for linux-lts-quantal USN-2068-1
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Upgrade: Kernel 3.4.71/3.10.21/3.11.10/3.12.2


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Advisory: perf/ftrace: Fix paranoid level for enabling function tracer
Researcher: Dave Jones/Vince Weaver
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-2930 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 62740
X-Force: 89832
Vulnerability Center: 42698 - Linux kernel before 3.12.2 Local Security Bypass Vulnerability via a Crafted Application, Low
OSVDB: 100506

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Created: 12/05/2013 09:36 AM
Updated: 05/18/2017 05:15 PM
Changes: (2) advisory_confirm_url source_oval_id
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Committer: olku


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