ID CVE-2006-0557
Summary sys_mbind in mempolicy.c in Linux kernel 2.6.16 and earlier does not sanity check the maxnod variable before making certain computations for the get_nodes function, which has unknown impact and attack vectors.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0
  • 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 2.6.1 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.2 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.2:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.2 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.2:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.2 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.2:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.3 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.3:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.3 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.3:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.3 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.3:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.3 Release Candidate 4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.3:rc4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.4 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.4:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.4 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.4:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.4 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.4:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.5 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.5:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.5 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.5:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.5 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.5:rc3
  • 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 2.6.6 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.6:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.6 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.6:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.7 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.7:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.7 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.7:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.7 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.7:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.8
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.8 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.8 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.8 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.8 Release Candidate 4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.8.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.9
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.9
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.9 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.9:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.9 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.9:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.9 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.9:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.9 Release Candidate 4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.9:rc4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.10
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.10 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.10 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.10 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11 Release Candidate 4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11 Release Candidate 5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11.8
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.8
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11.9
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.9
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11.10
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.10
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11.11
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.11
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.11.12
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.12
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12 Release Candidate 4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12 Release Candidate 5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12 Release Candidate 6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.12.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13 Release Candidate 4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13 Release Candidate 5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13 Release Candidate 6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13 Release Candidate 7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.13.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14 Release Candidate 4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14 Release Candidate 5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.14.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15 Release Candidate 4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15 Release Candidate 5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15 Release Candidate 6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15 Release Candidate 7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.15.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.16
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.16 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.16 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.16 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.16 Release Candidate 4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.16 Release Candidate 5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.16 Release Candidate 6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc6
CVSS
Base: 4.9 (as of 13-03-2006 - 13:25)
Impact:
Exploitability:
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-281-1.NASL
    description The sys_mbind() function did not properly verify the validity of the 'maxnod' argument. A local user could exploit this to trigger a buffer overflow, which caused a kernel crash. (CVE-2006-0557) The SELinux module did not correctly handle the tracer SID when a process was already being traced. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a kernel crash. (CVE-2006-1052) Al Viro discovered a local Denial of Service in the sysfs write buffer handling. By writing a block with a length exactly equal to the processor's page size to any writable file in /sys, a local attacker could cause a kernel crash. (CVE-2006-1055) John Blackwood discovered a race condition with single-step debugging multiple processes at the same time. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system. This only affects the amd64 platform. (CVE-2006-1066) Marco Ivaldi discovered a flaw in the handling of the ID number of IP packets. This number was incremented after receiving unsolicited TCP SYN-ACK packets. A remote attacker could exploit this to conduct port scans with the 'Idle scan' method (nmap -sI), which bypassed intended port scan protections. (CVE-2006-1242) Pavel Kankovsky discovered that the getsockopt() function, when called with an SO_ORIGINAL_DST argument, does not properly clear the returned structure, so that a random piece of kernel memory is exposed to the user. This could potentially reveal sensitive data like passwords or encryption keys. (CVE-2006-1343) A buffer overflow was discovered in the USB Gadget RNDIS implementation. While creating a reply message, the driver did not allocate enough memory for the reply structure. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause a kernel crash. (CVE-2006-1368) Alexandra Kossovsky discovered an invalid memory access in the ip_route_input() function. By using the 'ip' command in a particular way to retrieve multicast routes, a local attacker could exploit this to crash the kernel. (CVE-2006-1525). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-15
    plugin id 21375
    published 2006-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21375
    title Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 : linux-source-2.6.10, linux-source-2.6.12 vulnerabilities (USN-281-1)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1103.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-2005-3359 Franz Filz discovered that some socket calls permit causing inconsistent reference counts on loadable modules, which allows local users to cause a denial of service. - CVE-2006-0038 'Solar Designer' discovered that arithmetic computations in netfilter's do_replace() function can lead to a buffer overflow and the execution of arbitrary code. However, the operation requires CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges, which is only an issue in virtualization systems or fine grained access control systems. - CVE-2006-0039 'Solar Designer' discovered a race condition in netfilter's do_add_counters() function, which allows information disclosure of kernel memory by exploiting a race condition. Likewise, it requires CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges. - CVE-2006-0456 David Howells discovered that the s390 assembly version of the strnlen_user() function incorrectly returns some string size values. - CVE-2006-0554 It was discovered that the ftruncate() function of XFS can expose unallocated blocks, which allows information disclosure of previously deleted files. - CVE-2006-0555 It was discovered that some NFS file operations on handles mounted with O_DIRECT can force the kernel into a crash. - CVE-2006-0557 It was discovered that the code to configure memory policies allows tricking the kernel into a crash, thus allowing denial of service. - CVE-2006-0558 It was discovered by Cliff Wickman that perfmon for the IA64 architecture allows users to trigger a BUG() assert, which allows denial of service. - CVE-2006-0741 Intel EM64T systems were discovered to be susceptible to a local DoS due to an endless recursive fault related to a bad ELF entry address. - CVE-2006-0742 Alan and Gareth discovered that the ia64 platform had an incorrectly declared die_if_kernel() function as 'does never return' which could be exploited by a local attacker resulting in a kernel crash. - CVE-2006-0744 The Linux kernel did not properly handle uncanonical return addresses on Intel EM64T CPUs, reporting exceptions in the SYSRET instead of the next instruction, causing the kernel exception handler to run on the user stack with the wrong GS. This may result in a DoS due to a local user changing the frames. - CVE-2006-1056 AMD64 machines (and other 7th and 8th generation AuthenticAMD processors) were found to be vulnerable to sensitive information leakage, due to how they handle saving and restoring the FOP, FIP, and FDP x87 registers in FXSAVE/FXRSTOR when an exception is pending. This allows a process to determine portions of the state of floating point instructions of other processes. - CVE-2006-1242 Marco Ivaldi discovered that there was an unintended information disclosure allowing remote attackers to bypass protections against Idle Scans (nmap -sI) by abusing the ID field of IP packets and bypassing the zero IP ID in DF packet countermeasure. This was a result of the ip_push_pending_frames function improperly incremented the IP ID field when sending a RST after receiving unsolicited TCP SYN-ACK packets. - CVE-2006-1368 Shaun Tancheff discovered a buffer overflow (boundary condition error) in the USB Gadget RNDIS implementation allowing remote attackers to cause a DoS. While creating a reply message, the driver allocated memory for the reply data, but not for the reply structure. The kernel fails to properly bounds-check user-supplied data before copying it to an insufficiently sized memory buffer. Attackers could crash the system, or possibly execute arbitrary machine code. - CVE-2006-1523 Oleg Nesterov reported an unsafe BUG_ON call in signal.c which was introduced by RCU signal handling. The BUG_ON code is protected by siglock while the code in switch_exit_pids() uses tasklist_lock. It may be possible for local users to exploit this to initiate a denial of service attack (DoS). - CVE-2006-1524 Hugh Dickins discovered an issue in the madvise_remove() function wherein file and mmap restrictions are not followed, allowing local users to bypass IPC permissions and replace portions of readonly tmpfs files with zeroes. - CVE-2006-1525 Alexandra Kossovsky reported a NULL pointer dereference condition in ip_route_input() that can be triggered by a local user by requesting a route for a multicast IP address, resulting in a denial of service (panic). - CVE-2006-1857 Vlad Yasevich reported a data validation issue in the SCTP subsystem that may allow a remote user to overflow a buffer using a badly formatted HB-ACK chunk, resulting in a denial of service. - CVE-2006-1858 Vlad Yasevich reported a bug in the bounds checking code in the SCTP subsystem that may allow a remote attacker to trigger a denial of service attack when rounded parameter lengths are used to calculate parameter lengths instead of the actual values. - CVE-2006-1863 Mark Mosely discovered that chroots residing on an CIFS share can be escaped with specially crafted 'cd' sequences. - CVE-2006-1864 Mark Mosely discovered that chroots residing on an SMB share can be escaped with specially crafted 'cd' sequences. - CVE-2006-2271 The 'Mu security team' discovered that carefully crafted ECNE chunks can cause a kernel crash by accessing incorrect state stable entries in the SCTP networking subsystem, which allows denial of service. - CVE-2006-2272 The 'Mu security team' discovered that fragmented SCTP control chunks can trigger kernel panics, which allows for denial of service attacks. - CVE-2006-2274 It was discovered that SCTP packets with two initial bundled data packets can lead to infinite recursion, which allows for denial of service attacks.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-09
    plugin id 22645
    published 2006-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22645
    title Debian DSA-1103-1 : kernel-source-2.6.8 - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2006-059.NASL
    description A number of vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel : sysctl.c in the Linux kernel prior to 2.6.14.1 allows local users to cause a Denial of Service (kernel oops) and possibly execute code by opening an interface file in /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/, waiting until the interface is unregistered, then obtaining and modifying function pointers in memory that was used for the ctl_table (CVE-2005-2709). Multiple vulnerabilities in versions prior to 2.6.13.2 allow local users to cause a DoS (oops from null dereference) via fput in a 32bit ioctl on 64-bit x86 systems or sockfd_put in the 32-bit routing_ioctl function on 64-bit systems (CVE-2005-3044). Note that this was previously partially corrected in MDKSA-2005:235. Prior to 2.6.14, the kernel's atm module allows local users to cause a DoS (panic) via certain socket calls that produce inconsistent reference counts for loadable protocol modules (CVE-2005-3359). A race condition in the (1) add_key, (2) request_key, and (3) keyctl functions in the 2.6.x kernel allows local users to cause a DoS (crash) or read sensitive kernel memory by modifying the length of a string argument between the time that the kernel calculates the length and when it copies the data into kernel memory (CVE-2006-0457). Prior to 2.6.15.5, the kernel allows local users to obtain sensitive information via a crafted XFS ftruncate call, which may return stale data (CVE-2006-0554). Prior to 2.6.15.5, the kernel allows local users to cause a DoS (NFS client panic) via unknown attack vectors related to the use of O_DIRECT (CVE-2006-0555). Prior to an including kernel 2.6.16, sys_mbind in mempolicy.c does not sanity check the maxnod variable before making certain computations, which has an unknown impact and attack vectors (CVE-2006-0557). Prior to 2.6.15.5, the kernel allows local users to cause a DoS ('endless recursive fault') via unknown attack vectors related to a 'bad elf entry address' on Intel processors (CVE-2006-0741). Prior to 2.6.15.6, the die_if_kernel function in the kernel can allow local users to cause a DoS by causing user faults on Itanium systems (CVE-2006-00742). A race in the signal-handling code which allows a process to become unkillable when the race is triggered was also fixed. In addition to these security fixes, other fixes have been included such as : - add ich8 support - libata locking rewrite - libata clear ATA_QCFLAG_ACTIVE flag before calling the completion callback - support the Acer Aspire 5xxx/3xxx series in the acerhk module - USB storage: remove info sysfs file as it violates the sysfs one value per file rule - fix OOPS in sysfs_hash_and_remove_file() - pl2303 USB driver fixes; makes pl2303HX chip work correctly - fix OOPS in IPMI driver which is probably caused when trying to use ACPI functions when ACPI was not properly initialized - fix de_thread() racy BUG_ON() The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities. All users are encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels. To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at : http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate Please note that users using the LSI Logic 53c1030 dual-channel ultra 320 SCSI card will need to re-create their initrd images manually prior to rebooting in order to fix a bug that prevents booting. A future update will correct this problem. To do this, execute : # rm /boot/initrd-2.6.12-18mdk.img # mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.12-18mdk.img 2.6.12-18mdk --with-module=mptspi
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 21133
    published 2006-03-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=21133
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2006:059)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:21:14.688-04:00
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 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
description sys_mbind in mempolicy.c in Linux kernel 2.6.16 and earlier does not sanity check the maxnod variable before making certain computations for the get_nodes function, which has unknown impact and attack vectors.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9674
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title sys_mbind in mempolicy.c in Linux kernel 2.6.16 and earlier does not sanity check the maxnod variable before making certain computations for the get_nodes function, which has unknown impact and attack vectors.
version 23
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHBA-2007-0304
rpms
  • kernel-0:2.6.9-55.EL
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.9-55.EL
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.9-55.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-0:2.6.9-55.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-devel-0:2.6.9-55.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-0:2.6.9-55.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-devel-0:2.6.9-55.EL
  • kernel-smp-0:2.6.9-55.EL
  • kernel-smp-devel-0:2.6.9-55.EL
  • kernel-xenU-0:2.6.9-55.EL
  • kernel-xenU-devel-0:2.6.9-55.EL
refmap via4
bid 16924
confirm
debian DSA-1103
mandriva MDKSA-2006:059
osvdb 23895
sectrack 1015752
secunia
  • 19955
  • 20398
  • 20914
suse SUSE-SA:2006:028
ubuntu USN-281-1
vupen ADV-2006-2554
xf linux-get-nodes-dos(25204)
Last major update 19-03-2012 - 00:00
Published 12-03-2006 - 16:02
Last modified 03-10-2018 - 17:35
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