ID CVE-2005-1768
Summary Race condition in the ia32 compatibility code for the execve system call in Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.31 and 2.6 before 2.6.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a concurrent thread that increments a pointer count after the nargs function has counted the pointers, but before the count is copied from user space to kernel space, which leads to a buffer overflow.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:test1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test10
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:test10
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test11
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:test11
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test12
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:test12
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:test2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:test3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:test4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:test5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:test6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:test7
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test8
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:test8
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test9
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:test9
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.10
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.10
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.11
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.11
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.12
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.12
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.13
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.13
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.14
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.14
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.15
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.15
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.16
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.16
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.17
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.17
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.18
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.18:-:x86
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.18:-:x86
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.18:pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.18:pre2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.18:pre3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.18:pre4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.18:pre5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.18:pre6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.18:pre7
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre8
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.18:pre8
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.19
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.19:pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.19:pre2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.19:pre3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.19:pre4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.19:pre5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.19:pre6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.20
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.20
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.21
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.21:pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.21:pre4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.21:pre7
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.22
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22 pre10
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.22:pre10
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.23
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23 pre9
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.23:pre9
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.23_ow2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.23_ow2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.24
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.24
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.24_ow1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.24_ow1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.25
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.25
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.26
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.26
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.27
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.27
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.27 pre1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.27:pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.27 pre2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.27:pre2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.27 pre3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.27:pre3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.27 pre4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.27:pre4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.27 pre5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.27:pre5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.28
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.28
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.29
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.29
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.29 rc1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.29:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.29 rc2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.29:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.30
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.30
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.30 rc2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.30:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.30 rc3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.30:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.31 pre1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.31:pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 test1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 test10
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test10
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 test11
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test11
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 test2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 test3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 test4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 test5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 test6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 test7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 test8
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test8
  • Linux Kernel 2.6 test9
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test9
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.1 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.1 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.6 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.6:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.10
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6_test9_cvs
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6_test9_cvs
CVSS
Base: 3.7 (as of 12-07-2005 - 11:20)
Impact:
Exploitability:
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-921.NASL
    description Several local and remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2005-0756 Alexander Nyberg discovered that the ptrace() system call does not properly verify addresses on the amd64 architecture which can be exploited by a local attacker to crash the kernel. - CVE-2005-0757 A problem in the offset handling in the xattr file system code for ext3 has been discovered that may allow users on 64-bit systems that have access to an ext3 filesystem with extended attributes to cause the kernel to crash. - CVE-2005-1762 A vulnerability has been discovered in the ptrace() system call on the amd64 architecture that allows a local attacker to cause the kernel to crash. - CVE-2005-1767 A vulnerability has been discovered in the stack segment fault handler that could allow a local attacker to cause a stack exception that will lead the kernel to crash under certain circumstances. - CVE-2005-1768 Ilja van Sprundel discovered a race condition in the IA32 (x86) compatibility execve() systemcall for amd64 and IA64 that allows local attackers to cause the kernel to panic and possibly execute arbitrary code. - CVE-2005-2456 Balazs Scheidler discovered that a local attacker could call setsockopt() with an invalid xfrm_user policy message which would cause the kernel to write beyond the boundaries of an array and crash. - CVE-2005-2458 Vladimir Volovich discovered a bug in the zlib routines which are also present in the Linux kernel and allows remote attackers to crash the kernel. - CVE-2005-2459 Another vulnerability has been discovered in the zlib routines which are also present in the Linux kernel and allows remote attackers to crash the kernel. - CVE-2005-2553 A NULL pointer dereference in ptrace when tracing a 64-bit executable can cause the kernel to crash. - CVE-2005-2801 Andreas Gruenbacher discovered a bug in the ext2 and ext3 file systems. When data areas are to be shared among two inodes not all information were compared for equality, which could expose wrong ACLs for files. - CVE-2005-2872 Chad Walstrom discovered that the ipt_recent kernel module to stop SSH bruteforce attacks could cause the kernel to crash on 64-bit architectures. - CVE-2005-3275 An error in the NAT code allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) by causing two packets for the same protocol to be NATed at the same time, which leads to memory corruption.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-20
    plugin id 22787
    published 2006-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22787
    title Debian DSA-921-1 : kernel-source-2.4.27 - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2005-663.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages are now available as part of ongoing support and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3. This is the sixth regular update. This security advisory has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system. This is the sixth regular kernel update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. New features introduced by this update include : - diskdump support on HP Smart Array devices - netconsole/netdump support over bonded interfaces - new chipset and device support via PCI table updates - support for new 'oom-kill' and 'kscand_work_percent' sysctls - support for dual core processors and ACPI Power Management timers on AMD64 and Intel EM64T systems There were many bug fixes in various parts of the kernel. The ongoing effort to resolve these problems has resulted in a marked improvement in the reliability and scalability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. There were numerous driver updates and security fixes (elaborated below). Other key areas affected by fixes in this update include kswapd, inode handling, the SATA subsystem, diskdump handling, ptrace() syscall support, and signal handling. The following device drivers have been upgraded to new versions : 3w-9xxx ---- 2.24.03.008RH cciss ------ 2.4.58.RH1 e100 ------- 3.4.8-k2 e1000 ------ 6.0.54-k2 emulex ----- 7.3.2 fusion ----- 2.06.16i.01 iscsi ------ 3.6.2.1 ipmi ------- 35.4 lpfcdfc ---- 1.2.1 qlogic ----- 7.05.00-RH1 tg3 -------- 3.27RH The following security bugs were fixed in this update : - a flaw in syscall argument checking on Itanium systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-0136) - a flaw in stack expansion that allowed a local user of mlockall() to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) (CVE-2005-0179) - a small memory leak in network packet defragmenting that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) on systems using netfilter (CVE-2005-0210) - flaws in ptrace() syscall handling on AMD64 and Intel EM64T systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-0756, CVE-2005-1762, CVE-2005-2553) - flaws in ISO-9660 file system handling that allowed the mounting of an invalid image on a CD-ROM to cause a denial of service (crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code (CVE-2005-0815) - a flaw in ptrace() syscall handling on Itanium systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-1761) - a flaw in the alternate stack switching on AMD64 and Intel EM64T systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-1767) - race conditions in the ia32-compat support for exec() syscalls on AMD64, Intel EM64T, and Itanium systems that could allow a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-1768) - flaws in IPSEC network handling that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service or potentially gain privileges (CVE-2005-2456, CVE-2005-2555) - a flaw in sendmsg() syscall handling on 64-bit systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service or potentially gain privileges (CVE-2005-2490) - flaws in unsupported modules that allowed denial-of-service attacks (crashes) or local privilege escalations on systems using the drm, coda, or moxa modules (CVE-2004-1056, CVE-2005-0124, CVE-2005-0504) - potential leaks of kernel data from jfs and ext2 file system handling (CVE-2004-0181, CVE-2005-0400) Note: The kernel-unsupported package contains various drivers and modules that are unsupported and therefore might contain security problems that have not been addressed. All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade their kernels to the packages associated with their machine architectures and configurations as listed in this erratum.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 21849
    published 2006-07-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21849
    title CentOS 3 : kernel (CESA-2005:663)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2005-663.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages are now available as part of ongoing support and maintenance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3. This is the sixth regular update. This security advisory has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system. This is the sixth regular kernel update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. New features introduced by this update include : - diskdump support on HP Smart Array devices - netconsole/netdump support over bonded interfaces - new chipset and device support via PCI table updates - support for new 'oom-kill' and 'kscand_work_percent' sysctls - support for dual core processors and ACPI Power Management timers on AMD64 and Intel EM64T systems There were many bug fixes in various parts of the kernel. The ongoing effort to resolve these problems has resulted in a marked improvement in the reliability and scalability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. There were numerous driver updates and security fixes (elaborated below). Other key areas affected by fixes in this update include kswapd, inode handling, the SATA subsystem, diskdump handling, ptrace() syscall support, and signal handling. The following device drivers have been upgraded to new versions : 3w-9xxx ---- 2.24.03.008RH cciss ------ 2.4.58.RH1 e100 ------- 3.4.8-k2 e1000 ------ 6.0.54-k2 emulex ----- 7.3.2 fusion ----- 2.06.16i.01 iscsi ------ 3.6.2.1 ipmi ------- 35.4 lpfcdfc ---- 1.2.1 qlogic ----- 7.05.00-RH1 tg3 -------- 3.27RH The following security bugs were fixed in this update : - a flaw in syscall argument checking on Itanium systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-0136) - a flaw in stack expansion that allowed a local user of mlockall() to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) (CVE-2005-0179) - a small memory leak in network packet defragmenting that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) on systems using netfilter (CVE-2005-0210) - flaws in ptrace() syscall handling on AMD64 and Intel EM64T systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-0756, CVE-2005-1762, CVE-2005-2553) - flaws in ISO-9660 file system handling that allowed the mounting of an invalid image on a CD-ROM to cause a denial of service (crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code (CVE-2005-0815) - a flaw in ptrace() syscall handling on Itanium systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-1761) - a flaw in the alternate stack switching on AMD64 and Intel EM64T systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-1767) - race conditions in the ia32-compat support for exec() syscalls on AMD64, Intel EM64T, and Itanium systems that could allow a local user to cause a denial of service (crash) (CVE-2005-1768) - flaws in IPSEC network handling that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service or potentially gain privileges (CVE-2005-2456, CVE-2005-2555) - a flaw in sendmsg() syscall handling on 64-bit systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service or potentially gain privileges (CVE-2005-2490) - flaws in unsupported modules that allowed denial-of-service attacks (crashes) or local privilege escalations on systems using the drm, coda, or moxa modules (CVE-2004-1056, CVE-2005-0124, CVE-2005-0504) - potential leaks of kernel data from jfs and ext2 file system handling (CVE-2004-0181, CVE-2005-0400) Note: The kernel-unsupported package contains various drivers and modules that are unsupported and therefore might contain security problems that have not been addressed. All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade their kernels to the packages associated with their machine architectures and configurations as listed in this erratum.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 19832
    published 2005-10-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=19832
    title RHEL 3 : kernel (RHSA-2005:663)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:11:37.252-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
  • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
description Race condition in the ia32 compatibility code for the execve system call in Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.31 and 2.6 before 2.6.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a concurrent thread that increments a pointer count after the nargs function has counted the pointers, but before the count is copied from user space to kernel space, which leads to a buffer overflow.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11117
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Race condition in the ia32 compatibility code for the execve system call in Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.31 and 2.6 before 2.6.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a concurrent thread that increments a pointer count after the nargs function has counted the pointers, but before the count is copied from user space to kernel space, which leads to a buffer overflow.
version 23
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2005:551
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2005:663
refmap via4
bid 14205
bugtraq 20050711 [ Suresec Advisories ] - Linux kernel ia32 compatibility (ia64/x86-64)
debian DSA-921
misc http://www.suresec.org/advisories/adv4.pdf
sectrack 1014442
secunia
  • 15980
  • 17002
  • 18059
  • 19185
  • 19607
sgi 20060402-01-U
suse SUSE-SA:2005:044
vupen ADV-2005-1878
Last major update 17-10-2016 - 23:22
Published 11-07-2005 - 00:00
Last modified 10-10-2017 - 21:30
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