CVE-2013-0160

Published: 17 February 2013

The Linux kernel through 3.7.9 allows local users to obtain sensitive information about keystroke timing by using the inotify API on the /dev/ptmx device.

From the Ubuntu security team

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel when inotify is used to monitor the /dev/ptmx device. A local user could exploit this flaw to discover keystroke timing and potentially discover sensitive information like password length.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.10~rc1)
Patches:
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by b0de59b5733d18b0d1974a060860a8b5c1b36a2e
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by 37b7f3c76595e23257f61bd80b223de8658617ee
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by b0b885657b6c8ef63a46bc9299b2a7715d19acde
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