CVE-2013-1060

medium

Description

A certain Ubuntu build procedure for perf, as distributed in the Linux kernel packages in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS, 12.10, 13.04, and 13.10, sets the HOME environment variable to the ~buildd directory and consequently reads the system configuration file from the ~buildd directory, which allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging control over the buildd account.

References

https://launchpad.net/bugs/1206200

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kernel-team/2013-July/031248.html

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kernel-team/2013-July/031249.html

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1938-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1939-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1941-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1942-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1943-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1944-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1945-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1946-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1947-1

Details

Source: Mitre, NVD

Published: 2013-09-25

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Severity: Medium