ID CVE-2007-3513
Summary The lcd_write function in drivers/usb/misc/usblcd.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22-rc7 does not limit the amount of memory used by a caller, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption).
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22 Release Candidate 6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc6
CVSS
Base: 4.9 (as of 04-07-2007 - 11:34)
Impact:
Exploitability:
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-509-1.NASL
    description 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) 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 28113
    published 2007-11-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=28113
    title Ubuntu 6.10 : linux-source-2.6.17 vulnerabilities (USN-509-1)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2007-0940.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 was found in the backported stack unwinder fixes in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. On AMD64 and Intel 64 platforms, a local user could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-4574, Important) * 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 Distributed Lock Manager (DLM) in the cluster manager. This allowed a remote user who is able to connect to the DLM port to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3380, Important) * A flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local user to make ioctl calls to the driver which should otherwise be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the prio_tree handling of the hugetlb support that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. This only affected kernels with hugetlb support. (CVE-2007-4133, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the eHCA driver on PowerPC architectures that allowed a local user to access 60k of physical address space. This address space could contain sensitive information. (CVE-2007-3850, Moderate) * A flaw was found in ptrace support that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service via a NULL pointer dereference. (CVE-2007-3731, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the usblcd driver that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service by writing data to the device node. To exploit this issue, write access to the device node was needed. (CVE-2007-3513, Moderate) * 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. If the root user raised the default wakeup threshold over the size of the output pool, this flaw could be exploited. (CVE-2007-3105, Low) In addition to the security issues described above, several bug fixes preventing possible system crashes and data corruption were also included. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-16
    plugin id 27565
    published 2007-10-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27565
    title RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2007:0940)
  • 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 SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-4186.NASL
    description This kernel update fixes the following security problems : - The IPv6 protocol allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via crafted IPv6 type 0 route headers (IPV6_RTHDR_TYPE_0) that create network amplification between two routers. (CVE-2007-2242) The default is that RH0 is disabled now. To adjust this, write to the file /proc/net/accept_source_route6. - The random number feature in the Linux kernel 2.6 (1) did not properly seed pools when there is no entropy, or (2) used an incorrect cast when extracting entropy, which might have caused the random number generator to provide the same values after reboots on systems without an entropy source. (CVE-2007-2453) - A NULL pointer dereference in SCTP connection tracking could be caused by a remote attacker by sending specially crafted packets. Note that this requires SCTP set-up and active to be exploitable. (CVE-2007-2876) - Stack-based buffer overflow in the random number generator (RNG) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 might allow local root users to cause a denial of service or gain privileges by setting the default wakeup threshold to a value greater than the output pool size, which triggers writing random numbers to the stack by the pool transfer function involving 'bound check ordering'. (CVE-2007-3105) Since this value can only be changed by a root user, exploitability is low. - The signal handling in the Linux kernel, when run on PowerPC systems using HTX, allows local users to cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors involving floating point corruption and concurrency. (CVE-2007-3107) - Memory leak in the PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE) socket implementation in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by creating a socket using connect, and releasing it before the PPPIOCGCHAN ioctl is initialized. (CVE-2007-2525) - The lcd_write function in drivers/usb/misc/usblcd.c in the Linux kernel did not limit the amount of memory used by a caller, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption). (CVE-2007-3513) - A local attacker could send a death signal to a setuid root program under certain conditions, potentially causing unwanted behaviour in this program. (CVE-2007-3848) - On machines with a Intel i965 based graphics card local users with access to the direct rendering devicenode could overwrite memory on the machine and so gain root privileges. (CVE-2007-3851) - Fixed a denial of service possibility where a local attacker with access to a pwc camera device could hang the USB subsystem. [#302194] and the following non security bugs : - patches.arch/ppc-oprofile-970mp.patch: enable ppc64/970 MP, requires oprofile 0.9.3 [#252696] - patches.arch/x86_64-no-tsc-with-C3: don't use TSC on x86_64 Intel systems when CPU has C3 [#254061] - patches.arch/x86_64-hpet-lost-interrupts-fix.patch: backport x86_64 hpet lost interrupts code [#257035] - patches.fixes/fusion-nat-consumption-fix: handle a potential race in mptbase. This fixes a NaT consumption crash [#257412] - patches.arch/ia64-skip-clock-calibration: enabled [#259501] - patches.fixes/md-raid1-handle-read-error: Correctly handle read errors from a failed drive in raid1 [#261459] - patches.arch/ia64-fix-kdump-on-init: kdump on INIT needs multi-nodes sync-up (v.2) [#265764] - patches.arch/ia64-perfmon-fix-2: race condition between pfm_context_create and pfm_read [#268131] - patches.fixes/cpufreq_ppc_boot_option.patch: workaround for _PPC (BIOS cpufreq limitations) [#269579] - patches.arch/acpi_package_object_support.patch: ACPI package object as method parameter support (in AML) [#270956] - patches.fixes/ia64_cpufreq_PDC.patch: correctly assign as cpufreq capable driver (_PDC) to BIOS [#270973] - patches.arch/ia64-kdump-hpzx1-ioc-workaround: update to latest upstream version of the patch [#271158] - patches.suse/delayacct_memleak.patch: Fix delayacct memory leak [#271187] - patches.fixes/fc_transport-check-portstate-before-scan: check FC portstates before invoking target scan [#271338] - patches.fixes/unusual14cd.patch: quirk for 14cd:6600 [#274087] - patches.fixes/reiserfs-change_generation_on_update_sd.di ff: fix assertion failure in reiserfs [#274288] - patches.drivers/d-link-dge-530t-should-use-the-skge-driv er.patch: D-Link DGE-530T should use the skge driver [#275376] - patches.arch/ia64-dont-unwind-running-tasks.patch: Only unwind non-running tasks [#275854] - patches.fixes/dm-mpath-rdac-avt-support: short circuit RDAC hardware handler in AVT mode [#277834] - patches.fixes/lkcd-re-enable-valid_phys_addr_range: re-enable the valid_phys_addr_range() check [#279433] - patches.drivers/cciss-panic-on-reboot: when root filesystem is xfs the server cannot do a second reboot [#279436] Also resolves same issue in [#291759]. - patches.drivers/ide-hpt366-fix-302n-oops: fix hpt302n oops [#279705] - patches.fixes/serial-8250-backup-timer-2-deadlock-fix: fix possible deadlock [#280771] - patches.fixes/nfs-osync-error-return: ensure proper error return from O_SYNC writes [#280833] - patches.fixes/acpi_pci_hotplug_poweroff.patch: ACPI PCI hotplug driver acpiphp unable to power off PCI slot [#281234] - patches.drivers/pci-hotplug-acpiphp-remove-hot-plug-para meter-write-to-pci-host-bridge.patch: remove hot plug parameter write to PCI host bridge [#281239] - patches.fixes/scsi-set-correct-resid: Incorrect 'resid' field values when using a tape device [#281640] - patches.drivers/usb-edgeport-epic-support.patch: USB: add EPIC support to the io_edgeport driver [#281921] - patches.fixes/usb-hid-ncr-no-init-reports.patch: HID: Don't initialize reports for NCR devices [#281921] - patches.drivers/ppc-power6-ehea.patch: use decimal values in sysfs propery logical_port_id, fix panic when adding / removing logical eHEA ports [#283070] - patches.arch/ppc-power6-ebus.patch: DLPAR Adapter add/remove functionality for eHEA [#283239] - patches.fixes/nfs-enospc: Return ENOSPC and EDQUOT to NFS write requests more promptly [#284042] - patches.drivers/pci-hotplug-acpiphp-avoid-acpiphp-cannot -get-bridge-info-pci-hotplug-failure.patch: PCI: hotplug: acpiphp: avoid acpiphp 'cannot get bridge info' PCI hotplug failure [#286193] - patches.drivers/lpfc-8.1.10.9-update: lpfc update to 8.1.10.9 [#286223] - patches.fixes/make-swappiness-safer-to-use.patch: Handle low swappiness gracefully [#288799] - patches.arch/ppc-oprofile-power5plusplus.patch: oprofile support for Power 5++ [#289223] - patches.drivers/ppc-power6-ehea.patch: Fixed possible kernel panic on VLAN packet recv [#289301] - patches.fixes/igrab_should_check_for_i_clear.patch: igrab() should check for I_CLEAR [#289576] - patches.fixes/wait_for_sysfs_population.diff: Driver core: bus device event delay [#289964] - patches.drivers/scsi-throttle-SG_DXFER_TO_FROM_DEV-warni ng-better: better throttling of SG_DXFER_TO_FROM_DEV warning messages [#290117] - patches.arch/mark-unwind-info-for-signal-trampolines-in- vdsos.patch: Mark unwind info for signal trampolines in vDSOs [#291421] - patches.fixes/hugetlbfs-stack-grows-fix.patch: don't allow the stack to grow into hugetlb reserved regions [#294021] - patches.drivers/alsa-post-sp1-hda-analog-update: add support of of missing AD codecs [#294471] - patches.drivers/alsa-post-sp1-hda-conexant-fixes: fix unterminated arrays [#294480] - patches.fixes/fix_hpet_init_race.patch: fix a race in HPET initialization on x86_64 resulting in a lockup on boot [#295115] - patches.drivers/alsa-post-sp1-hda-sigmatel-pin-fix: Fix number of pin widgets with STAC codecs [#295653] - patches.fixes/pci-pcieport-driver-remove-invalid-warning -message.patch: PCI: pcieport-driver: remove invalid warning message [#297135] [#298561] - patches.kernel.org/patch-2.6.16.NN-$((NN+1)), NN = 18,...,52: update to Kernel 2.6.16.53; lots of bugfixes [#298719] [#186582] [#186583] [#186584] - patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r3027.diff: proactive patch [#298845] - patches.drivers/b44-phy-fix: Fix frequent PHY resets under load on b44 [#301653] - dd patches.arch/ppc-eeh-node-status-okay.patch firmware returns 'okay' instead of 'ok' for node status [#301788]
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 59123
    published 2012-05-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59123
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 4186)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2007-0940.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 was found in the backported stack unwinder fixes in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. On AMD64 and Intel 64 platforms, a local user could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-4574, Important) * 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 Distributed Lock Manager (DLM) in the cluster manager. This allowed a remote user who is able to connect to the DLM port to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3380, Important) * A flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local user to make ioctl calls to the driver which should otherwise be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the prio_tree handling of the hugetlb support that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. This only affected kernels with hugetlb support. (CVE-2007-4133, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the eHCA driver on PowerPC architectures that allowed a local user to access 60k of physical address space. This address space could contain sensitive information. (CVE-2007-3850, Moderate) * A flaw was found in ptrace support that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service via a NULL pointer dereference. (CVE-2007-3731, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the usblcd driver that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service by writing data to the device node. To exploit this issue, write access to the device node was needed. (CVE-2007-3513, Moderate) * 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. If the root user raised the default wakeup threshold over the size of the output pool, this flaw could be exploited. (CVE-2007-3105, Low) In addition to the security issues described above, several bug fixes preventing possible system crashes and data corruption were also included. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 43654
    published 2010-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43654
    title CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2007:0940)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1356.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-2007-1353 Ilja van Sprundel discovered that kernel memory could be leaked via the Bluetooth setsockopt call due to an uninitialized stack buffer. This could be used by local attackers to read the contents of sensitive kernel memory. - CVE-2007-2172 Thomas Graf reported a typo in the DECnet protocol handler that could be used by a local attacker to overrun an array via crafted packets, potentially resulting in a Denial of Service (system crash). A similar issue exists in the IPV4 protocol handler and will be fixed in a subsequent update. - CVE-2007-2453 A couple of issues with random number generation were discovered. Slightly less random numbers resulted from hashing a subset of the available entropy. Zero-entropy systems were seeded with the same inputs at boot time, resulting in repeatable series of random numbers. - CVE-2007-2525 Florian Zumbiehl discovered a memory leak in the PPPOE subsystem caused by releasing a socket before PPPIOCGCHAN is called upon it. This could be used by a local user to DoS a system by consuming all available memory. - CVE-2007-2876 Vilmos Nebehaj discovered a NULL pointer dereference condition in the netfilter subsystem. This allows remote systems which communicate using the SCTP protocol to crash a system by creating a connection with an unknown chunk type. - CVE-2007-3513 Oliver Neukum reported an issue in the usblcd driver which, by not limiting the size of write buffers, permits local users with write access to trigger a DoS by consuming all available memory. - CVE-2007-3642 Zhongling Wen reported an issue in nf_conntrack_h323 where the lack of range checking may lead to NULL pointer dereferences. Remote attackers could exploit this to create a DoS condition (system crash). - CVE-2007-3848 Wojciech Purczynski discovered that pdeath_signal was not being reset properly under certain conditions which may allow local users to gain privileges by sending arbitrary signals to suid binaries. - CVE-2007-3851 Dave Airlie reported that Intel 965 and above chipsets have relocated their batch buffer security bits. Local X server users may exploit this to write user data to arbitrary physical memory addresses. These problems have been fixed in the stable distribution in version 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch1. The following matrix lists additional packages that were rebuilt for compatibility with or to take advantage of this update : Debian 4.0 (etch) fai-kernels 1.17+etch4 user-mode-linux 2.6.18-1um-2etch3
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 25909
    published 2007-08-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=25909
    title Debian DSA-1356-1 : linux-2.6 - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2007-195.NASL
    description Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel : A stack-based buffer overflow in the random number generator could allow local root users to cause a denial of service or gain privileges by setting the default wakeup threshold to a value greater than the output pool size (CVE-2007-3105). The lcd_write function did not limit the amount of memory used by a caller, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) (CVE-2007-3513). The decode_choice function allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an encoded out-of-range index value for a choice field which triggered a NULL pointer dereference (CVE-2007-3642). The Linux kernel allowed local users to send arbitrary signals to a child process that is running at higher privileges by causing a setuid-root parent process to die which delivered an attacker-controlled parent process death signal (PR_SET_PDEATHSIG) (CVE-2007-3848). The aac_cfg_openm and aac_compat_ioctl functions in the SCSI layer ioctl patch in aacraid did not check permissions for ioctls, which might allow local users to cause a denial of service or gain privileges (CVE-2007-4308). The IA32 system call emulation functionality, when running on the x86_64 architecture, did not zero extend the eax register after the 32bit entry path to ptrace is used, which could allow local users to gain privileges by triggering an out-of-bounds access to the system call table using the %RAX register (CVE-2007-4573). In addition to these security fixes, other fixes have been included such as : - More NVidia PCI ids wre added - The 3w-9xxx module was updated to version 2.26.02.010 - Fixed the map entry for ICH8 - Added the TG3 5786 PCI id - Reduced the log verbosity of cx88-mpeg To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at : http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-05
    plugin id 27561
    published 2007-10-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27561
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2007:195)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2007-0940.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0940 : 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 was found in the backported stack unwinder fixes in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. On AMD64 and Intel 64 platforms, a local user could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-4574, Important) * 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 Distributed Lock Manager (DLM) in the cluster manager. This allowed a remote user who is able to connect to the DLM port to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3380, Important) * A flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local user to make ioctl calls to the driver which should otherwise be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the prio_tree handling of the hugetlb support that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. This only affected kernels with hugetlb support. (CVE-2007-4133, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the eHCA driver on PowerPC architectures that allowed a local user to access 60k of physical address space. This address space could contain sensitive information. (CVE-2007-3850, Moderate) * A flaw was found in ptrace support that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service via a NULL pointer dereference. (CVE-2007-3731, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the usblcd driver that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service by writing data to the device node. To exploit this issue, write access to the device node was needed. (CVE-2007-3513, Moderate) * 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. If the root user raised the default wakeup threshold over the size of the output pool, this flaw could be exploited. (CVE-2007-3105, Low) In addition to the security issues described above, several bug fixes preventing possible system crashes and data corruption were also included. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67581
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67581
    title Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2007-0940)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20071022_KERNEL_ON_SL5_X.NASL
    description These new kernel packages contain fixes for the following security issues : - A flaw was found in the backported stack unwinder fixes in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. On AMD64 and Intel 64 platforms, a local user could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-4574, Important) - 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 Distributed Lock Manager (DLM) in the cluster manager. This allowed a remote user who is able to connect to the DLM port to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3380, Important) - A flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local user to make ioctl calls to the driver which should otherwise be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate) - A flaw was found in the prio_tree handling of the hugetlb support that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service. This only affected kernels with hugetlb support. (CVE-2007-4133, Moderate) - A flaw was found in the eHCA driver on PowerPC architectures that allowed a local user to access 60k of physical address space. This address space could contain sensitive information. (CVE-2007-3850, Moderate) - A flaw was found in ptrace support that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service via a NULL pointer dereference. (CVE-2007-3731, Moderate) - A flaw was found in the usblcd driver that allowed a local user to cause a denial of service by writing data to the device node. To exploit this issue, write access to the device node was needed. (CVE-2007-3513, Moderate) - 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. If the root user raised the default wakeup threshold over the size of the output pool, this flaw could be exploited. (CVE-2007-3105, Low) In addition to the security issues described above, several bug fixes preventing possible system crashes and data corruption were also included.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60272
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60272
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-489-1.NASL
    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 SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-4185.NASL
    description This kernel update fixes the following security problems : - The IPv6 protocol allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via crafted IPv6 type 0 route headers (IPV6_RTHDR_TYPE_0) that create network amplification between two routers. (CVE-2007-2242) The default is that RH0 is disabled now. To adjust this, write to the file /proc/net/accept_source_route6. - The random number feature in the Linux kernel 2.6 (1) did not properly seed pools when there is no entropy, or (2) used an incorrect cast when extracting entropy, which might have caused the random number generator to provide the same values after reboots on systems without an entropy source. (CVE-2007-2453) - A NULL pointer dereference in SCTP connection tracking could be caused by a remote attacker by sending specially crafted packets. Note that this requires SCTP set-up and active to be exploitable. (CVE-2007-2876) - Stack-based buffer overflow in the random number generator (RNG) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 might allow local root users to cause a denial of service or gain privileges by setting the default wakeup threshold to a value greater than the output pool size, which triggers writing random numbers to the stack by the pool transfer function involving 'bound check ordering'. (CVE-2007-3105) Since this value can only be changed by a root user, exploitability is low. - The signal handling in the Linux kernel, when run on PowerPC systems using HTX, allows local users to cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors involving floating point corruption and concurrency. (CVE-2007-3107) - Memory leak in the PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE) socket implementation in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by creating a socket using connect, and releasing it before the PPPIOCGCHAN ioctl is initialized. (CVE-2007-2525) - The lcd_write function in drivers/usb/misc/usblcd.c in the Linux kernel did not limit the amount of memory used by a caller, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption). (CVE-2007-3513) - A local attacker could send a death signal to a setuid root program under certain conditions, potentially causing unwanted behaviour in this program. (CVE-2007-3848) - On machines with a Intel i965 based graphics card local users with access to the direct rendering devicenode could overwrite memory on the machine and so gain root privileges. (CVE-2007-3851) - Fixed a denial of service possibility where a local attacker with access to a pwc camera device could hang the USB subsystem. [#302194] and the following non security bugs : - patches.arch/ppc-oprofile-970mp.patch: enable ppc64/970 MP, requires oprofile 0.9.3 [#252696] - patches.arch/x86_64-no-tsc-with-C3: don't use TSC on x86_64 Intel systems when CPU has C3 [#254061] - patches.arch/x86_64-hpet-lost-interrupts-fix.patch: backport x86_64 hpet lost interrupts code [#257035] - patches.fixes/fusion-nat-consumption-fix: handle a potential race in mptbase. This fixes a NaT consumption crash [#257412] - patches.arch/ia64-skip-clock-calibration: enabled [#259501] - patches.fixes/md-raid1-handle-read-error: Correctly handle read errors from a failed drive in raid1 [#261459] - patches.arch/ia64-fix-kdump-on-init: kdump on INIT needs multi-nodes sync-up (v.2) [#265764] - patches.arch/ia64-perfmon-fix-2: race condition between pfm_context_create and pfm_read [#268131] - patches.fixes/cpufreq_ppc_boot_option.patch: workaround for _PPC (BIOS cpufreq limitations) [#269579] - patches.arch/acpi_package_object_support.patch: ACPI package object as method parameter support (in AML) [#270956] - patches.fixes/ia64_cpufreq_PDC.patch: correctly assign as cpufreq capable driver (_PDC) to BIOS [#270973] - patches.arch/ia64-kdump-hpzx1-ioc-workaround: update to latest upstream version of the patch [#271158] - patches.suse/delayacct_memleak.patch: Fix delayacct memory leak [#271187] - patches.fixes/fc_transport-check-portstate-before-scan: check FC portstates before invoking target scan [#271338] - patches.fixes/unusual14cd.patch: quirk for 14cd:6600 [#274087] - patches.fixes/reiserfs-change_generation_on_update_sd.di ff: fix assertion failure in reiserfs [#274288] - patches.drivers/d-link-dge-530t-should-use-the-skge-driv er.patch: D-Link DGE-530T should use the skge driver [#275376] - patches.arch/ia64-dont-unwind-running-tasks.patch: Only unwind non-running tasks [#275854] - patches.fixes/dm-mpath-rdac-avt-support: short circuit RDAC hardware handler in AVT mode [#277834] - patches.fixes/lkcd-re-enable-valid_phys_addr_range: re-enable the valid_phys_addr_range() check [#279433] - patches.drivers/cciss-panic-on-reboot: when root filesystem is xfs the server cannot do a second reboot [#279436] Also resolves same issue in [#291759]. - patches.drivers/ide-hpt366-fix-302n-oops: fix hpt302n oops [#279705] - patches.fixes/serial-8250-backup-timer-2-deadlock-fix: fix possible deadlock [#280771] - patches.fixes/nfs-osync-error-return: ensure proper error return from O_SYNC writes [#280833] - patches.fixes/acpi_pci_hotplug_poweroff.patch: ACPI PCI hotplug driver acpiphp unable to power off PCI slot [#281234] - patches.drivers/pci-hotplug-acpiphp-remove-hot-plug-para meter-write-to-pci-host-bridge.patch: remove hot plug parameter write to PCI host bridge [#281239] - patches.fixes/scsi-set-correct-resid: Incorrect 'resid' field values when using a tape device [#281640] - patches.drivers/usb-edgeport-epic-support.patch: USB: add EPIC support to the io_edgeport driver [#281921] - patches.fixes/usb-hid-ncr-no-init-reports.patch: HID: Don't initialize reports for NCR devices [#281921] - patches.drivers/ppc-power6-ehea.patch: use decimal values in sysfs propery logical_port_id, fix panic when adding / removing logical eHEA ports [#283070] - patches.arch/ppc-power6-ebus.patch: DLPAR Adapter add/remove functionality for eHEA [#283239] - patches.fixes/nfs-enospc: Return ENOSPC and EDQUOT to NFS write requests more promptly [#284042] - patches.drivers/pci-hotplug-acpiphp-avoid-acpiphp-cannot -get-bridge-info-pci-hotplug-failure.patch: PCI: hotplug: acpiphp: avoid acpiphp 'cannot get bridge info' PCI hotplug failure [#286193] - patches.drivers/lpfc-8.1.10.9-update: lpfc update to 8.1.10.9 [#286223] - patches.fixes/make-swappiness-safer-to-use.patch: Handle low swappiness gracefully [#288799] - patches.arch/ppc-oprofile-power5plusplus.patch: oprofile support for Power 5++ [#289223] - patches.drivers/ppc-power6-ehea.patch: Fixed possible kernel panic on VLAN packet recv [#289301] - patches.fixes/igrab_should_check_for_i_clear.patch: igrab() should check for I_CLEAR [#289576] - patches.fixes/wait_for_sysfs_population.diff: Driver core: bus device event delay [#289964] - patches.drivers/scsi-throttle-SG_DXFER_TO_FROM_DEV-warni ng-better: better throttling of SG_DXFER_TO_FROM_DEV warning messages [#290117] - patches.arch/mark-unwind-info-for-signal-trampolines-in- vdsos.patch: Mark unwind info for signal trampolines in vDSOs [#291421] - patches.fixes/hugetlbfs-stack-grows-fix.patch: don't allow the stack to grow into hugetlb reserved regions [#294021] - patches.drivers/alsa-post-sp1-hda-analog-update: add support of of missing AD codecs [#294471] - patches.drivers/alsa-post-sp1-hda-conexant-fixes: fix unterminated arrays [#294480] - patches.fixes/fix_hpet_init_race.patch: fix a race in HPET initialization on x86_64 resulting in a lockup on boot [#295115] - patches.drivers/alsa-post-sp1-hda-sigmatel-pin-fix: Fix number of pin widgets with STAC codecs [#295653] - patches.fixes/pci-pcieport-driver-remove-invalid-warning -message.patch: PCI: pcieport-driver: remove invalid warning message [#297135] [#298561] - patches.kernel.org/patch-2.6.16.NN-$((NN+1)), NN = 18,...,52: update to Kernel 2.6.16.53; lots of bugfixes [#298719] [#186582] [#186583] [#186584] - patches.fixes/ocfs2-1.2-svn-r3027.diff: proactive patch [#298845] - patches.drivers/b44-phy-fix: Fix frequent PHY resets under load on b44 [#301653] - dd patches.arch/ppc-eeh-node-status-okay.patch firmware returns 'okay' instead of 'ok' for node status [#301788]
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 29487
    published 2007-12-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29487
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 4185)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-4193.NASL
    description This kernel update brings the kernel to the one shipped with SLES 10 Service Pack 1 and also fixes the following security problems: - CVE-2007-2242: The IPv6 protocol allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via crafted IPv6 type 0 route headers (IPV6_RTHDR_TYPE_0) that create network amplification between two routers. The default is that RH0 is disabled now. To adjust this, write to the file /proc/net/accept_source_route6. - CVE-2007-2453: The random number feature in the Linux kernel 2.6 (1) did not properly seed pools when there is no entropy, or (2) used an incorrect cast when extracting entropy, which might have caused the random number generator to provide the same values after reboots on systems without an entropy source. - CVE-2007-2876: A NULL pointer dereference in SCTP connection tracking could be caused by a remote attacker by sending specially crafted packets. Note that this requires SCTP set-up and active to be exploitable. - CVE-2007-3105: Stack-based buffer overflow in the random number generator (RNG) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 might allow local root users to cause a denial of service or gain privileges by setting the default wakeup threshold to a value greater than the output pool size, which triggers writing random numbers to the stack by the pool transfer function involving 'bound check ordering'. Since this value can only be changed by a root user, exploitability is low. - CVE-2007-3107: The signal handling in the Linux kernel, when run on PowerPC systems using HTX, allows local users to cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors involving floating point corruption and concurrency. - CVE-2007-2525: Memory leak in the PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE) socket implementation in the Linux kernel allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by creating a socket using connect, and releasing it before the PPPIOCGCHAN ioctl is initialized. - CVE-2007-3513: The lcd_write function in drivers/usb/misc/usblcd.c in the Linux kernel did not limit the amount of memory used by a caller, which allowed local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption). - CVE-2007-3851: On machines with a Intel i965 based graphics card local users with access to the direct rendering devicenode could overwrite memory on the machine and so gain root privileges. This kernel is not compatible to the previous SUSE Linux 10.1 kernel, so the Kernel Module Packages will need to be updated.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 27296
    published 2007-10-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27296
    title SuSE Security Update: Kernel Update for SUSE Linux 10.1 (kernel-4193)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:23:02.402-04:00
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 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 lcd_write function in drivers/usb/misc/usblcd.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22-rc7 does not limit the amount of memory used by a caller, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption).
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9883
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title The lcd_write function in drivers/usb/misc/usblcd.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22-rc7 does not limit the amount of memory used by a caller, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption).
version 18
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2007:0940
rpms
  • kernel-0:2.6.18-8.1.15.el5
  • kernel-PAE-0:2.6.18-8.1.15.el5
  • kernel-PAE-devel-0:2.6.18-8.1.15.el5
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.18-8.1.15.el5
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.18-8.1.15.el5
  • kernel-headers-0:2.6.18-8.1.15.el5
  • kernel-kdump-0:2.6.18-8.1.15.el5
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:2.6.18-8.1.15.el5
  • kernel-xen-0:2.6.18-8.1.15.el5
  • kernel-xen-devel-0:2.6.18-8.1.15.el5
refmap via4
bid 24734
confirm http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/ChangeLog-2.6.22-rc7
debian DSA-1356
mandriva
  • MDKSA-2007:195
  • MDKSA-2007:196
osvdb 37116
secunia
  • 25895
  • 26139
  • 26450
  • 26643
  • 26664
  • 27212
  • 27227
  • 27322
suse
  • SUSE-SA:2007:051
  • SUSE-SA:2007:053
ubuntu
  • USN-489-1
  • USN-509-1
  • USN-510-1
vupen ADV-2007-2403
xf kernel-lcdwrite-dos(35302)
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, 3, or 4.
Last major update 30-10-2012 - 22:38
Published 03-07-2007 - 06:30
Last modified 28-09-2017 - 21:29
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