CVE-2013-3155

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CVE-2013-3155 is a vulnerability in the Linux kernel's handling of the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol. This flaw allows an attacker to gain root privileges on a system through a specially crafted RDS packet. The vulnerability was discovered by security researchers in February 2013 and assigned CVE-2013-3155. It affects all versions of the Linux kernel prior to 3.7.10, which was released in March 2013. When the vulnerability was initially discovered, it was not immediately clear how severe the impact could be. However, as more information came to light, it became apparent that the flaw was a serious one. Exploiting this vulnerability could allow an attacker to take full control of a vulnerable system, potentially compromising sensitive data or disrupting critical operations. In response to the vulnerability, the Linux community quickly developed and released a patch to address the issue. System administrators were advised to update their systems as soon as possible to ensure they were protected. Although there have been no reported instances of the vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild, it serves as a reminder of the importance of prompt patching and ongoing vigilance in the face of potential security threats.
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CERT-EU
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