|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 |
|plugin id||22645 |
|title||Debian DSA-1103-1 : kernel-source-2.6.8 - several vulnerabilities |
|NASL family||Mandriva Local Security Checks |
|NASL id||MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2006-151.NASL |
|description||A number of vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel :
Prior to and including 2.6.16-rc2, when running on x86_64 systems with preemption enabled, local users can cause a DoS (oops) via multiple ptrace tasks that perform single steps (CVE-2006-1066).
Prior to 2.6.16, a directory traversal vulnerability in CIFS could allow a local user to escape chroot restrictions for an SMB-mounted filesystem via '..\' sequences (CVE-2006-1863).
Prior to 2.6.16, a directory traversal vulnerability in smbfs could allow a local user to escape chroot restrictions for an SMB-mounted filesystem via '..\' sequences (CVE-2006-1864).
Prior to to 184.108.40.206, SCTP conntrack in netfilter allows remote attackers to cause a DoS (crash) via a packet without any chunks, causing a variable to contain an invalid value that is later used to dereference a pointer (CVE-2006-2934).
The dvd_read_bca function in the DVD handling code assigns the wrong value to a length variable, which could allow local users to execute arbitrary code via a crafted USB storage device that triggers a buffer overflow (CVE-2006-2935).
Prior to 2.6.17, the ftdi_sio driver could allow local users to cause a DoS (memory consumption) by writing more data to the serial port than the hardware can handle, causing the data to be queued (CVE-2006-2936).
The 2.6 kernel, when using both NFS and EXT3, allowed remote attackers to cause a DoS (file system panic) via a crafted UDP packet with a V2 lookup procedure that specifies a bad file handle (inode number), triggering an error and causing an exported directory to be remounted read-only (CVE-2006-3468).
The 2.6 kernel's SCTP was found to cause system crashes and allow for the possibility of local privilege escalation due to a bug in the get_user_iov_size() function that doesn't properly handle overflow when calculating the length of iovec (CVE-2006-3745).
The provided packages are patched to fix these vulnerabilities. All users are encouraged to upgrade to these updated kernels immediately and reboot to effect the fixes.
In addition to these security fixes, other fixes have been included such as :
- added support for new devices: o Testo products in usb-serial o ATI SB600 IDE o ULI M-1573 south Bridge o PATA and SATA support for nVidia MCP55, MCP61, MCP65, and AMD CS5536 o Asus W6A motherboard in snd-hda-intel o bcm 5780
- fixed ip_gre module unload OOPS
- enabled opti621 driver for x86 and x86_64
- fixed a local DoS introduced by an imcomplete fix for CVE-2006-2445
- updated to Xen 3.0.1 with selected fixes
- enable hugetlbfs
To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at :
|last seen||2019-02-21 |
|plugin id||23897 |
|title||Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2006:151) |
|NASL family||Ubuntu Local Security Checks |
|NASL id||UBUNTU_USN-302-1.NASL |
|description||An integer overflow was discovered in the do_replace() function. A local user process with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability could exploit this to execute arbitrary commands with full root privileges. However, none of Ubuntu's supported packages use this capability with any non-root user, so this only affects you if you use some third party software like the OpenVZ virtualization system. (CVE-2006-0038)
On EMT64 CPUs, the kernel did not properly handle uncanonical return addresses. A local user could exploit this to trigger a kernel crash.
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)
Jan Beulich discovered an information leak in the handling of registers for the numeric coprocessor when running on AMD processors.
This allowed processes to see the coprocessor execution state of other processes, which could reveal sensitive data in the case of cryptographic computations. (CVE-2006-1056)
Marcel Holtmann discovered that the sys_add_key() did not check that a new user key is added to a proper keyring. By attempting to add a key to a normal user key (which is not a keyring), a local attacker could exploit this to crash the kernel. (CVE-2006-1522)
Ingo Molnar discovered that the SCTP protocol connection tracking module in netfilter got stuck in an infinite loop on certain empty packet chunks. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause the computer to hang. (CVE-2006-1527)
The SCSI I/O driver did not correctly handle the VM_IO flag for memory mapped pages used for data transfer. A local user could exploit this to cause a kernel crash. (CVE-2006-1528)
The choose_new_parent() contained obsolete debugging code. A local user could exploit this to cause a kernel crash. (CVE-2006-1855)
Kostik Belousov discovered that the readv() and writev() functions did not query LSM modules for access permission. This could be exploited to circumvent access restrictions defined by LSM modules such as SELinux or AppArmor. (CVE-2006-1856)
The SCTP driver did not properly verify certain parameters when receiving a HB-ACK chunk. By sending a specially crafted packet to an SCTP socket, a remote attacker could exploit this to trigger a buffer overflow, which could lead to a crash or possibly even arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2006-1857)
The sctp_walk_params() function in the SCTP driver incorrectly used rounded values for bounds checking instead of the precise values. By sending a specially crafted packet to an SCTP socket, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash the kernel. (CVE-2006-1858)
Bjoern Steinbrink reported a memory leak in the __setlease() function.
A local attacker could exploit this to exhaust kernel memory and render the computer unusable (Denial of Service). (CVE-2006-1859)
Daniel Hokka Zakrisson discovered that the lease_init() did not properly handle locking. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a kernel deadlock (Denial of Service). (CVE-2006-1860)
Mark Moseley discovered that the CIFS file system driver did not filter out '..\\' path components. A local attacker could exploit this to break out of a chroot environment on a mounted SMB share.
(CVE-2006-1863) The same vulnerability applies to the older smb file system. (CVE-2006-1864)
Hugh Dickins discovered that the mprotect() function allowed an user to change a read-only shared memory attachment to become writable, which bypasses IPC (inter-process communication) permissions.
The SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol) driver triggered a kernel panic on unexpected packets while the session was in the CLOSED state, instead of silently ignoring the packets. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the computer. (CVE-2006-2271)
The SCTP driver did not handle control chunks if they arrived in fragmented packets. By sending specially crafted packets to an SCTP socket, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash the target machine. (CVE-2006-2272)
The SCTP driver did not correctly handle packets containing more than one DATA fragment. By sending specially crafted packets to an SCTP socket, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash the target machine. (CVE-2006-2274)
The SCTP driver did not correcly buffer incoming packets. By sending a large number of small messages to a receiver application that cannot process the messages quickly enough, a remote attacker could exploit this to cause a deadlock in the target machine (Denial of Service).
Patrick McHardy discovered that the snmp_trap_decode() function did not correctly handle memory allocation in some error conditions. By sending specially crafted packets to a machine which uses the SNMP network address translation (NAT), a remote attacker could exploit this to crash that machine. (CVE-2006-2444)
In addition, the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS update fixes a range of bugs.
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 |
|plugin id||27877 |
|title||Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : linux-source-2.6.10/2.6.12/2.6.15 vulnerabilities (USN-302-1) |