Timeline :

Vulnerability discovered and reported to the vendor by Mathias Krause the 2013-02-23
PoC provided the 2013-02-25

PoC provided by :

Mathias Krause

Reference(s) :


Affected version(s) :

Linux Kernel 3.3 to 3.8

Tested on Ubuntu 12.10 x86 with :

Kernel 3.5.0-17-generic

Description :

Userland can send a netlink message requesting SOCK_DIAG_BY_FAMILY with a family greater or equal then AF_MAX — the array size of sock_diag_handlers[]. The current code does not test for this condition therefore is vulnerable to an out-of-bound access opening doors for a privilege escalation.

Commands :

gcc -o CVE-2013-1763 CVE-2013-1763.c
./CVE-2013-1763 Ubuntu