ID CVE-2007-2878
Summary The VFAT compat ioctls in the Linux kernel before 2.6.21.2, when run on a 64-bit system, allow local users to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service (system crash) via unknown vectors.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.21.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.1
CVSS
Base: 4.9 (as of 30-05-2007 - 11:54)
Impact:
Exploitability:
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
description Linux Kernel 2.6.x VFat Compat IOCTLS Local Denial of Service Vulnerability. CVE-2007-2878. Dos exploit for linux platform
id EDB-ID:30080
last seen 2016-02-03
modified 2007-05-24
published 2007-05-24
reporter Bart Oldeman
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/30080/
title Linux Kernel 2.6.x - VFat Compat IOCTLS Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
nessus via4
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1479.NASL
    description Several local 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-2007-2878 Bart Oldeman reported a denial of service (DoS) issue in the VFAT filesystem that allows local users to corrupt a kernel structure resulting in a system crash. This is only an issue for systems which make use of the VFAT compat ioctl interface, such as systems running an 'amd64' flavor kernel. - CVE-2007-4571 Takashi Iwai supplied a fix for a memory leak in the snd_page_alloc module. Local users could exploit this issue to obtain sensitive information from the kernel. - CVE-2007-6151 ADLAB discovered a possible memory overrun in the ISDN subsystem that may permit a local user to overwrite kernel memory by issuing ioctls with unterminated data. - CVE-2008-0001 Bill Roman of Datalight noticed a coding error in the linux VFS subsystem that, under certain conditions, can allow local users to remove directories for which they should not have removal privileges. These problems have been fixed in the stable distribution in version 2.6.18.dfsg.1-17etch1.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 30126
    published 2008-01-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=30126
    title Debian DSA-1479-1 : linux-2.6 - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-510-1.NASL
    description A flaw was discovered in the PPP over Ethernet implementation. Local attackers could manipulate ioctls and cause kernel memory consumption leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2525) An integer underflow was discovered in the cpuset filesystem. If mounted, local attackers could obtain kernel memory using large file offsets while reading the tasks file. This could disclose sensitive data. (CVE-2007-2875) Vilmos Nebehaj discovered that the SCTP netfilter code did not correctly validate certain states. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted packet causing a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2876) Luca Tettamanti discovered a flaw in the VFAT compat ioctls on 64-bit systems. A local attacker could corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2878) A flaw in the sysfs_readdir function allowed a local user to cause a denial of service by dereferencing a NULL pointer. (CVE-2007-3104) A buffer overflow was discovered in the random number generator. In environments with granular assignment of root privileges, a local attacker could gain additional privileges. (CVE-2007-3105) A flaw was discovered in the usblcd driver. A local attacker could cause large amounts of kernel memory consumption, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3513) Zhongling Wen discovered that the h323 conntrack handler did not correctly handle certain bitfields. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted packet and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3642) A flaw was discovered in the CIFS mount security checking. Remote attackers could spoof CIFS network traffic, which could lead a client to trust the connection. (CVE-2007-3843) It was discovered that certain setuid-root processes did not correctly reset process death signal handlers. A local user could manipulate this to send signals to processes they would not normally have access to. (CVE-2007-3848) The Direct Rendering Manager for the i915 driver could be made to write to arbitrary memory locations. An attacker with access to a running X11 session could send a specially crafted buffer and gain root privileges. (CVE-2007-3851) It was discovered that the aacraid SCSI driver did not correctly check permissions on certain ioctls. A local attacker could cause a denial of service or gain privileges. (CVE-2007-4308). 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 2018-11-28
    plugin id 28114
    published 2007-11-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=28114
    title Ubuntu 7.04 : linux-source-2.6.20 vulnerabilities (USN-510-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-486-1.NASL
    description The compat_sys_mount function allowed local users to cause a denial of service when mounting a smbfs filesystem in compatibility mode. (CVE-2006-7203) The Omnikey CardMan 4040 driver (cm4040_cs) did not limit the size of buffers passed to read() and write(). A local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. (CVE-2007-0005) Due to a variable handling flaw in the ipv6_getsockopt_sticky() function a local attacker could exploit the getsockopt() calls to read arbitrary kernel memory. This could disclose sensitive data. (CVE-2007-1000) Ilja van Sprundel discovered that Bluetooth setsockopt calls could leak kernel memory contents via an uninitialized stack buffer. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to view sensitive kernel information. (CVE-2007-1353) A flaw was discovered in the handling of netlink messages. Local attackers could cause infinite recursion leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-1861) A flaw was discovered in the IPv6 stack's handling of type 0 route headers. By sending a specially crafted IPv6 packet, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service between two IPv6 hosts. (CVE-2007-2242) The random number generator was hashing a subset of the available entropy, leading to slightly less random numbers. Additionally, systems without an entropy source would be seeded with the same inputs at boot time, leading to a repeatable series of random numbers. (CVE-2007-2453) A flaw was discovered in the PPP over Ethernet implementation. Local attackers could manipulate ioctls and cause kernel memory consumption leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2525) An integer underflow was discovered in the cpuset filesystem. If mounted, local attackers could obtain kernel memory using large file offsets while reading the tasks file. This could disclose sensitive data. (CVE-2007-2875) Vilmos Nebehaj discovered that the SCTP netfilter code did not correctly validate certain states. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted packet causing a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2876) Luca Tettamanti discovered a flaw in the VFAT compat ioctls on 64-bit systems. A local attacker could corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2878). 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 2018-11-28
    plugin id 28087
    published 2007-11-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=28087
    title Ubuntu 6.10 : linux-source-2.6.17 vulnerabilities (USN-486-1)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2007-0705.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix various security issues in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel are now available. This update 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. These new kernel packages contain fixes for the following security issues : * a flaw in the DRM driver for Intel graphics cards that allowed a local user to access any part of the main memory. To access the DRM functionality a user must have access to the X server which is granted through the graphical login. This also only affected systems with an Intel 965 or later graphic chipset. (CVE-2007-3851, Important) * a flaw in the VFAT compat ioctl handling on 64-bit systems that allowed a local user to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2007-2878, Important) * a flaw in the connection tracking support for SCTP that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service by dereferencing a NULL pointer. (CVE-2007-2876, Important) * flaw in the CIFS filesystem which could cause the umask values of a process to not be honored. This affected CIFS filesystems where the Unix extensions are supported. (CVE-2007-3740, Important) * a flaw in the stack expansion when using the hugetlb kernel on PowerPC systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3739, Moderate) * a flaw in the ISDN CAPI subsystem that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service or potential remote access. Exploitation would require the attacker to be able to send arbitrary frames over the ISDN network to the victim's machine. (CVE-2007-1217, Moderate) * a flaw in the cpuset support that allowed a local user to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. To exploit this the cpuset filesystem would have to already be mounted. (CVE-2007-2875, Moderate) * a flaw in the CIFS handling of the mount option 'sec=' that didn't enable integrity checking and didn't produce any error message. (CVE-2007-3843, Low) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-16
    plugin id 26050
    published 2007-09-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=26050
    title RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2007:0705)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2007-0939.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix various security issues in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The Linux kernel is the core of the operating system. These updated kernel packages contain fixes for the following security issues : * A flaw was found in the handling of process death signals. This allowed a local user to send arbitrary signals to the suid-process executed by that user. A successful exploitation of this flaw depends on the structure of the suid-program and its signal handling. (CVE-2007-3848, Important) * A flaw was found in the CIFS file system. This could cause the umask values of a process to not be honored on CIFS file systems where UNIX extensions are supported. (CVE-2007-3740, Important) * A flaw was found in the VFAT compat ioctl handling on 64-bit systems. This allowed a local user to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2878, Important) * A flaw was found in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). A local user who had the ability to read the /proc/driver/snd-page-alloc file could see portions of kernel memory. (CVE-2007-4571, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local user to make ioctl calls to the driver that should be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the stack expansion when using the hugetlb kernel on PowerPC systems. This allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3739, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the handling of zombie processes. A local user could create processes that would not be properly reaped which could lead to a denial of service. (CVE-2006-6921, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the CIFS file system handling. The mount option 'sec=' did not enable integrity checking or produce an error message if used. (CVE-2007-3843, Low) * A flaw was found in the random number generator implementation that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges. This flaw could be exploited if the root user raised the default wakeup threshold over the size of the output pool. (CVE-2007-3105, Low) Additionally, the following bugs were fixed : * A flaw was found in the kernel netpoll code, creating a potential deadlock condition. If the xmit_lock for a given network interface is held, and a subsequent netpoll event is generated from within the lock owning context (a console message for example), deadlock on that cpu will result, because the netpoll code will attempt to re-acquire the xmit_lock. The fix is to, in the netpoll code, only attempt to take the lock, and fail if it is already acquired (rather than block on it), and queue the message to be sent for later delivery. Any user of netpoll code in the kernel (netdump or netconsole services), is exposed to this problem, and should resolve the issue by upgrading to this kernel release immediately. * A flaw was found where, under 64-bit mode (x86_64), AMD processors were not able to address greater than a 40-bit physical address space; and Intel processors were only able to address up to a 36-bit physical address space. The fix is to increase the physical addressing for an AMD processor to 48 bits, and an Intel processor to 38 bits. Please see the Red Hat Knowledgebase for more detailed information. * A flaw was found in the xenU kernel that may prevent a paravirtualized guest with more than one CPU from starting when running under an Enterprise Linux 5.1 hypervisor. The fix is to allow your Enterprise Linux 4 Xen SMP guests to boot under a 5.1 hypervisor. Please see the Red Hat Knowledgebase for more detailed information. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 37953
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37953
    title CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2007:0939)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2007-0939.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix various security issues in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The Linux kernel is the core of the operating system. These updated kernel packages contain fixes for the following security issues : * A flaw was found in the handling of process death signals. This allowed a local user to send arbitrary signals to the suid-process executed by that user. A successful exploitation of this flaw depends on the structure of the suid-program and its signal handling. (CVE-2007-3848, Important) * A flaw was found in the CIFS file system. This could cause the umask values of a process to not be honored on CIFS file systems where UNIX extensions are supported. (CVE-2007-3740, Important) * A flaw was found in the VFAT compat ioctl handling on 64-bit systems. This allowed a local user to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2878, Important) * A flaw was found in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). A local user who had the ability to read the /proc/driver/snd-page-alloc file could see portions of kernel memory. (CVE-2007-4571, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local user to make ioctl calls to the driver that should be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the stack expansion when using the hugetlb kernel on PowerPC systems. This allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3739, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the handling of zombie processes. A local user could create processes that would not be properly reaped which could lead to a denial of service. (CVE-2006-6921, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the CIFS file system handling. The mount option 'sec=' did not enable integrity checking or produce an error message if used. (CVE-2007-3843, Low) * A flaw was found in the random number generator implementation that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges. This flaw could be exploited if the root user raised the default wakeup threshold over the size of the output pool. (CVE-2007-3105, Low) Additionally, the following bugs were fixed : * A flaw was found in the kernel netpoll code, creating a potential deadlock condition. If the xmit_lock for a given network interface is held, and a subsequent netpoll event is generated from within the lock owning context (a console message for example), deadlock on that cpu will result, because the netpoll code will attempt to re-acquire the xmit_lock. The fix is to, in the netpoll code, only attempt to take the lock, and fail if it is already acquired (rather than block on it), and queue the message to be sent for later delivery. Any user of netpoll code in the kernel (netdump or netconsole services), is exposed to this problem, and should resolve the issue by upgrading to this kernel release immediately. * A flaw was found where, under 64-bit mode (x86_64), AMD processors were not able to address greater than a 40-bit physical address space; and Intel processors were only able to address up to a 36-bit physical address space. The fix is to increase the physical addressing for an AMD processor to 48 bits, and an Intel processor to 38 bits. Please see the Red Hat Knowledgebase for more detailed information. * A flaw was found in the xenU kernel that may prevent a paravirtualized guest with more than one CPU from starting when running under an Enterprise Linux 5.1 hypervisor. The fix is to allow your Enterprise Linux 4 Xen SMP guests to boot under a 5.1 hypervisor. Please see the Red Hat Knowledgebase for more detailed information. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-20
    plugin id 27616
    published 2007-11-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27616
    title RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2007:0939)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2007-0939.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0939 : Updated kernel packages that fix various security issues in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The Linux kernel is the core of the operating system. These updated kernel packages contain fixes for the following security issues : * A flaw was found in the handling of process death signals. This allowed a local user to send arbitrary signals to the suid-process executed by that user. A successful exploitation of this flaw depends on the structure of the suid-program and its signal handling. (CVE-2007-3848, Important) * A flaw was found in the CIFS file system. This could cause the umask values of a process to not be honored on CIFS file systems where UNIX extensions are supported. (CVE-2007-3740, Important) * A flaw was found in the VFAT compat ioctl handling on 64-bit systems. This allowed a local user to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2878, Important) * A flaw was found in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). A local user who had the ability to read the /proc/driver/snd-page-alloc file could see portions of kernel memory. (CVE-2007-4571, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local user to make ioctl calls to the driver that should be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the stack expansion when using the hugetlb kernel on PowerPC systems. This allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3739, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the handling of zombie processes. A local user could create processes that would not be properly reaped which could lead to a denial of service. (CVE-2006-6921, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the CIFS file system handling. The mount option 'sec=' did not enable integrity checking or produce an error message if used. (CVE-2007-3843, Low) * A flaw was found in the random number generator implementation that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges. This flaw could be exploited if the root user raised the default wakeup threshold over the size of the output pool. (CVE-2007-3105, Low) Additionally, the following bugs were fixed : * A flaw was found in the kernel netpoll code, creating a potential deadlock condition. If the xmit_lock for a given network interface is held, and a subsequent netpoll event is generated from within the lock owning context (a console message for example), deadlock on that cpu will result, because the netpoll code will attempt to re-acquire the xmit_lock. The fix is to, in the netpoll code, only attempt to take the lock, and fail if it is already acquired (rather than block on it), and queue the message to be sent for later delivery. Any user of netpoll code in the kernel (netdump or netconsole services), is exposed to this problem, and should resolve the issue by upgrading to this kernel release immediately. * A flaw was found where, under 64-bit mode (x86_64), AMD processors were not able to address greater than a 40-bit physical address space; and Intel processors were only able to address up to a 36-bit physical address space. The fix is to increase the physical addressing for an AMD processor to 48 bits, and an Intel processor to 38 bits. Please see the Red Hat Knowledgebase for more detailed information. * A flaw was found in the xenU kernel that may prevent a paravirtualized guest with more than one CPU from starting when running under an Enterprise Linux 5.1 hypervisor. The fix is to allow your Enterprise Linux 4 Xen SMP guests to boot under a 5.1 hypervisor. Please see the Red Hat Knowledgebase for more detailed information. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67580
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67580
    title Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2007-0939)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2007-0705.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0705 : Updated kernel packages that fix various security issues in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel are now available. This update 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. These new kernel packages contain fixes for the following security issues : * a flaw in the DRM driver for Intel graphics cards that allowed a local user to access any part of the main memory. To access the DRM functionality a user must have access to the X server which is granted through the graphical login. This also only affected systems with an Intel 965 or later graphic chipset. (CVE-2007-3851, Important) * a flaw in the VFAT compat ioctl handling on 64-bit systems that allowed a local user to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2007-2878, Important) * a flaw in the connection tracking support for SCTP that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service by dereferencing a NULL pointer. (CVE-2007-2876, Important) * flaw in the CIFS filesystem which could cause the umask values of a process to not be honored. This affected CIFS filesystems where the Unix extensions are supported. (CVE-2007-3740, Important) * a flaw in the stack expansion when using the hugetlb kernel on PowerPC systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3739, Moderate) * a flaw in the ISDN CAPI subsystem that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service or potential remote access. Exploitation would require the attacker to be able to send arbitrary frames over the ISDN network to the victim's machine. (CVE-2007-1217, Moderate) * a flaw in the cpuset support that allowed a local user to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. To exploit this the cpuset filesystem would have to already be mounted. (CVE-2007-2875, Moderate) * a flaw in the CIFS handling of the mount option 'sec=' that didn't enable integrity checking and didn't produce any error message. (CVE-2007-3843, Low) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67543
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67543
    title Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2007-0705)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2007-0705.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix various security issues in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel are now available. This update 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. These new kernel packages contain fixes for the following security issues : * a flaw in the DRM driver for Intel graphics cards that allowed a local user to access any part of the main memory. To access the DRM functionality a user must have access to the X server which is granted through the graphical login. This also only affected systems with an Intel 965 or later graphic chipset. (CVE-2007-3851, Important) * a flaw in the VFAT compat ioctl handling on 64-bit systems that allowed a local user to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2007-2878, Important) * a flaw in the connection tracking support for SCTP that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service by dereferencing a NULL pointer. (CVE-2007-2876, Important) * flaw in the CIFS filesystem which could cause the umask values of a process to not be honored. This affected CIFS filesystems where the Unix extensions are supported. (CVE-2007-3740, Important) * a flaw in the stack expansion when using the hugetlb kernel on PowerPC systems that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3739, Moderate) * a flaw in the ISDN CAPI subsystem that allowed a remote user to cause a denial of service or potential remote access. Exploitation would require the attacker to be able to send arbitrary frames over the ISDN network to the victim's machine. (CVE-2007-1217, Moderate) * a flaw in the cpuset support that allowed a local user to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. To exploit this the cpuset filesystem would have to already be mounted. (CVE-2007-2875, Moderate) * a flaw in the CIFS handling of the mount option 'sec=' that didn't enable integrity checking and didn't produce any error message. (CVE-2007-3843, Low) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 43648
    published 2010-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43648
    title CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2007:0705)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
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    description A flaw was discovered in dvb ULE decapsulation. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2006-4623) The compat_sys_mount function allowed local users to cause a denial of service when mounting a smbfs filesystem in compatibility mode. (CVE-2006-7203) The Omnikey CardMan 4040 driver (cm4040_cs) did not limit the size of buffers passed to read() and write(). A local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. (CVE-2007-0005) Due to an variable handling flaw in the ipv6_getsockopt_sticky() function a local attacker could exploit the getsockopt() calls to read arbitrary kernel memory. This could disclose sensitive data. (CVE-2007-1000) Ilja van Sprundel discovered that Bluetooth setsockopt calls could leak kernel memory contents via an uninitialized stack buffer. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to view sensitive kernel information. (CVE-2007-1353) A flaw was discovered in the handling of netlink messages. Local attackers could cause infinite recursion leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-1861) The random number generator was hashing a subset of the available entropy, leading to slightly less random numbers. Additionally, systems without an entropy source would be seeded with the same inputs at boot time, leading to a repeatable series of random numbers. (CVE-2007-2453) A flaw was discovered in the PPP over Ethernet implementation. Local attackers could manipulate ioctls and cause kernel memory consumption leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2525) An integer underflow was discovered in the cpuset filesystem. If mounted, local attackers could obtain kernel memory using large file offsets while reading the tasks file. This could disclose sensitive data. (CVE-2007-2875) Vilmos Nebehaj discovered that the SCTP netfilter code did not correctly validate certain states. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted packet causing a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2876) Luca Tettamanti discovered a flaw in the VFAT compat ioctls on 64-bit systems. A local attacker could corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2878) A flaw was discovered in the cluster manager. A remote attacker could connect to the DLM port and block further DLM operations. (CVE-2007-3380) A flaw was discovered in the usblcd driver. A local attacker could cause large amounts of kernel memory consumption, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3513). 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 2018-11-28
    plugin id 28090
    published 2007-11-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=28090
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : linux-source-2.6.15 vulnerability (USN-489-1)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20071101_KERNEL_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    description - A flaw was found in the handling of process death signals. This allowed a local user to send arbitrary signals to the suid-process executed by that user. A successful exploitation of this flaw depends on the structure of the suid-program and its signal handling. (CVE-2007-3848, Important) - A flaw was found in the CIFS file system. This could cause the umask values of a process to not be honored on CIFS file systems where UNIX extensions are supported. (CVE-2007-3740, Important) - A flaw was found in the VFAT compat ioctl handling on 64-bit systems. This allowed a local user to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2878, Important) - A flaw was found in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). A local user who had the ability to read the /proc/driver/snd-page-alloc file could see portions of kernel memory. (CVE-2007-4571, Moderate) - A flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local user to make ioctl calls to the driver that should be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate) - A flaw was found in the stack expansion when using the hugetlb kernel on PowerPC systems. This allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3739, Moderate) - A flaw was found in the handling of zombie processes. A local user could create processes that would not be properly reaped which could lead to a denial of service. (CVE-2006-6921, Moderate) - A flaw was found in the CIFS file system handling. The mount option 'sec=' did not enable integrity checking or produce an error message if used. (CVE-2007-3843, Low) - A flaw was found in the random number generator implementation that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges. This flaw could be exploited if the root user raised the default wakeup threshold over the size of the output pool. (CVE-2007-3105, Low) Additionally, the following bugs were fixed : - A flaw was found in the kernel netpoll code, creating a potential deadlock condition. If the xmit_lock for a given network interface is held, and a subsequent netpoll event is generated from within the lock owning context (a console message for example), deadlock on that cpu will result, because the netpoll code will attempt to re-acquire the xmit_lock. The fix is to, in the netpoll code, only attempt to take the lock, and fail if it is already acquired (rather than block on it), and queue the message to be sent for later delivery. Any user of netpoll code in the kernel (netdump or netconsole services), is exposed to this problem, and should resolve the issue by upgrading to this kernel release immediately. - A flaw was found where, under 64-bit mode (x86_64), AMD processors were not able to address greater than a 40-bit physical address space; and Intel processors were only able to address up to a 36-bit physical address space. The fix is to increase the physical addressing for an AMD processor to 48 bits, and an Intel processor to 38 bits. - A flaw was found in the xenU kernel that may prevent a paravirtualized guest with more than one CPU from starting when running under an Scientific Linux 5.1 hypervisor. The fix is to allow your Scientific Linux 4 Xen SMP guests to boot under a 5.1 hypervisor.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60280
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60280
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:15:17.703-04:00
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
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description The VFAT compat ioctls in the Linux kernel before 2.6.21.2, when run on a 64-bit system, allow local users to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service (system crash) via unknown vectors.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11674
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title The VFAT compat ioctls in the Linux kernel before 2.6.21.2, when run on a 64-bit system, allow local users to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service (system crash) via unknown vectors.
version 24
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2007:0705
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2007:0939
rpms
  • kernel-0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
  • kernel-PAE-0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
  • kernel-PAE-devel-0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
  • kernel-headers-0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
  • kernel-kdump-0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
  • kernel-xen-0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
  • kernel-xen-devel-0:2.6.18-8.1.10.el5
  • kernel-0:2.6.9-55.0.12.EL
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.9-55.0.12.EL
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.9-55.0.12.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-0:2.6.9-55.0.12.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-devel-0:2.6.9-55.0.12.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-0:2.6.9-55.0.12.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-devel-0:2.6.9-55.0.12.EL
  • kernel-smp-0:2.6.9-55.0.12.EL
  • kernel-smp-devel-0:2.6.9-55.0.12.EL
  • kernel-xenU-0:2.6.9-55.0.12.EL
  • kernel-xenU-devel-0:2.6.9-55.0.12.EL
refmap via4
bid 24134
confirm
debian DSA-1479
osvdb 35926
secunia
  • 25505
  • 26133
  • 26139
  • 26760
  • 27436
  • 27747
  • 28626
ubuntu
  • USN-486-1
  • USN-489-1
  • USN-510-1
vupen ADV-2007-2023
xf kernel-vfatioctls-dos(34669)
statements via4
contributor Mark J Cox
lastmodified 2007-10-18
organization Red Hat
statement This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.
Last major update 05-11-2012 - 22:40
Published 29-05-2007 - 16:30
Last modified 10-10-2017 - 21:32
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