ID CVE-2007-6151
Summary The isdn_ioctl function in isdn_common.c in Linux kernel 2.6.23 allows local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted ioctl struct in which iocts is not null terminated, which triggers a buffer overflow.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23
CVSS
Base: 7.2 (as of 17-12-2007 - 10:43)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2008-112.NASL
    description Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel : The Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.18, and probably other versions, does not properly check feature lengths, which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code, related to an unspecified overflow. (CVE-2008-2358) VFS in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22.16, and 2.6.23.x before 2.6.23.14, performs tests of access mode by using the flag variable instead of the acc_mode variable, which might allow local users to bypass intended permissions and remove directories. (CVE-2008-0001) Linux kernel before 2.6.22.17, when using certain drivers that register a fault handler that does not perform range checks, allows local users to access kernel memory via an out-of-range offset. (CVE-2008-0007) Integer overflow in the hrtimer_start function in kernel/hrtimer.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23.10 allows local users to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (panic) via a large relative timeout value. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third-party information. (CVE-2007-5966) The shmem_getpage function (mm/shmem.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.11 through 2.6.23 does not properly clear allocated memory in some rare circumstances related to tmpfs, which might allow local users to read sensitive kernel data or cause a denial of service (crash). (CVE-2007-6417) The isdn_ioctl function in isdn_common.c in Linux kernel 2.6.23 allows local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted ioctl struct in which iocts is not null terminated, which triggers a buffer overflow. (CVE-2007-6151) The do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x up to 2.6.24-rc3, and possibly other versions, does not change the UID of a core dump file if it exists before a root process creates a core dump in the same location, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206) Buffer overflow in the isdn_net_setcfg function in isdn_net.c in Linux kernel 2.6.23 allows local users to have an unknown impact via a crafted argument to the isdn_ioctl function. (CVE-2007-6063) The wait_task_stopped function in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23.8 checks a TASK_TRACED bit instead of an exit_state value, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (machine crash) via unspecified vectors. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third-party information. (CVE-2007-5500) The minix filesystem code in Linux kernel 2.6.x before 2.6.24, including 2.6.18, allows local users to cause a denial of service (hang) via a malformed minix file stream that triggers an infinite loop in the minix_bmap function. NOTE: this issue might be due to an integer overflow or signedness error. (CVE-2006-6058) To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at : http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 36852
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36852
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2008:112)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-578-1.NASL
    description The minix filesystem did not properly validate certain filesystem values. If a local attacker could trick the system into attempting to mount a corrupted minix filesystem, the kernel could be made to hang for long periods of time, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2006-6058) Alexander Schulze discovered that the skge driver does not properly use the spin_lock and spin_unlock functions. Remote attackers could exploit this by sending a flood of network traffic and cause a denial of service (crash). (CVE-2006-7229) Hugh Dickins discovered that hugetlbfs performed certain prio_tree calculations using HPAGE_SIZE instead of PAGE_SIZE. A local user could exploit this and cause a denial of service via kernel panic. (CVE-2007-4133) Chris Evans discovered an issue with certain drivers that use the ieee80211_rx function. Remote attackers could send a crafted 802.11 frame and cause a denial of service via crash. (CVE-2007-4997) Alex Smith discovered an issue with the pwc driver for certain webcam devices. A local user with physical access to the system could remove the device while a userspace application had it open and cause the USB subsystem to block. (CVE-2007-5093) Scott James Remnant discovered a coding error in ptrace. Local users could exploit this and cause the kernel to enter an infinite loop. (CVE-2007-5500) Venustech AD-LAB discovered a buffer overflow in the isdn net subsystem. This issue is exploitable by local users via crafted input to the isdn_ioctl function. (CVE-2007-6063) It was discovered that the isdn subsystem did not properly check for NULL termination when performing ioctl handling. A local user could exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6151) Blake Frantz discovered that when a root process overwrote an existing core file, the resulting core file retained the previous core file's ownership. Local users could exploit this to gain access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206) Hugh Dickins discovered the when using the tmpfs filesystem, under rare circumstances, a kernel page may be improperly cleared. A local user may be able to exploit this and read sensitive kernel data or cause a denial of service via crash. (CVE-2007-6417) Bill Roman discovered that the VFS subsystem did not properly check access modes. A local user may be able to gain removal privileges on directories. (CVE-2008-0001). 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 31093
    published 2008-02-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31093
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : linux-source-2.6.15 vulnerabilities (USN-578-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-574-1.NASL
    description The minix filesystem did not properly validate certain filesystem values. If a local attacker could trick the system into attempting to mount a corrupted minix filesystem, the kernel could be made to hang for long periods of time, resulting in a denial of service. This was only vulnerable in Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10. (CVE-2006-6058) The signal handling on PowerPC systems using HTX allowed local users to cause a denial of service via floating point corruption. This was only vulnerable in Ubuntu 6.10 and 7.04. (CVE-2007-3107) The Linux kernel did not properly validate the hop-by-hop IPv6 extended header. Remote attackers could send a crafted IPv6 packet and cause a denial of service via kernel panic. This was only vulnerable in Ubuntu 7.04. (CVE-2007-4567) The JFFS2 filesystem with ACL support enabled did not properly store permissions during inode creation and ACL setting. Local users could possibly access restricted files after a remount. This was only vulnerable in Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10. (CVE-2007-4849) Chris Evans discovered an issue with certain drivers that use the ieee80211_rx function. Remote attackers could send a crafted 802.11 frame and cause a denial of service via crash. This was only vulnerable in Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10. (CVE-2007-4997) Alex Smith discovered an issue with the pwc driver for certain webcam devices. A local user with physical access to the system could remove the device while a userspace application had it open and cause the USB subsystem to block. This was only vulnerable in Ubuntu 7.04. (CVE-2007-5093) Scott James Remnant discovered a coding error in ptrace. Local users could exploit this and cause the kernel to enter an infinite loop. This was only vulnerable in Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10. (CVE-2007-5500) It was discovered that the Linux kernel could dereference a NULL pointer when processing certain IPv4 TCP packets. A remote attacker could send a crafted TCP ACK response and cause a denial of service via crash. This was only vulnerable in Ubuntu 7.10. (CVE-2007-5501) Warren Togami discovered that the hrtimer subsystem did not properly check for large relative timeouts. A local user could exploit this and cause a denial of service via soft lockup. (CVE-2007-5966) Venustech AD-LAB discovered a buffer overflow in the isdn net subsystem. This issue is exploitable by local users via crafted input to the isdn_ioctl function. (CVE-2007-6063) It was discovered that the isdn subsystem did not properly check for NULL termination when performing ioctl handling. A local user could exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6151) Blake Frantz discovered that when a root process overwrote an existing core file, the resulting core file retained the previous core file's ownership. Local users could exploit this to gain access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206) Hugh Dickins discovered the when using the tmpfs filesystem, under rare circumstances, a kernel page may be improperly cleared. A local user may be able to exploit this and read sensitive kernel data or cause a denial of service via crash. (CVE-2007-6417) Bill Roman discovered that the VFS subsystem did not properly check access modes. A local user may be able to gain removal privileges on directories. (CVE-2008-0001). 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 30183
    published 2008-02-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=30183
    title Ubuntu 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : linux-source-2.6.17/20/22 vulnerabilities (USN-574-1)
  • 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 Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0211.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix various security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated packages fix the following security issues : * the absence of a protection mechanism when attempting to access a critical section of code has been found in the Linux kernel open file descriptors control mechanism, fcntl. This could allow a local unprivileged user to simultaneously execute code, which would otherwise be protected against parallel execution. As well, a race condition when handling locks in the Linux kernel fcntl functionality, may have allowed a process belonging to a local unprivileged user to gain re-ordered access to the descriptor table. (CVE-2008-1669, Important) * the absence of a protection mechanism when attempting to access a critical section of code, as well as a race condition, have been found in the Linux kernel file system event notifier, dnotify. This could allow a local unprivileged user to get inconsistent data, or to send arbitrary signals to arbitrary system processes. (CVE-2008-1375, Important) Red Hat would like to thank Nick Piggin for responsibly disclosing the following issue : * when accessing kernel memory locations, certain Linux kernel drivers registering a fault handler did not perform required range checks. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to gain read or write access to arbitrary kernel memory, or possibly cause a kernel crash. (CVE-2008-0007, Important) * a flaw was found when performing asynchronous input or output operations on a FIFO special file. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a kernel panic. (CVE-2007-5001, Important) * a flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local user could get a root-owned process to dump a core file into a directory, which the user has write access to, they could gain read access to that core file. This could potentially grant unauthorized access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate) * a buffer overflow was found in the Linux kernel ISDN subsystem. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6151, Moderate) * a race condition found in the mincore system core could allow a local user to cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2006-4814, Moderate) * it was discovered that the Linux kernel handled string operations in the opposite way to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause memory corruption. (CVE-2008-1367, Low) As well, these updated packages fix the following bugs : * a bug, which caused long delays when unmounting mounts containing a large number of unused dentries, has been resolved. * in the previous kernel packages, the kernel was unable to handle certain floating point instructions on Itanium(R) architectures. * on certain Intel CPUs, the Translation Lookaside Buffer (TLB) was not flushed correctly, which caused machine check errors. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 32160
    published 2008-05-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32160
    title RHEL 3 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0211)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0211.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix various security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated packages fix the following security issues : * the absence of a protection mechanism when attempting to access a critical section of code has been found in the Linux kernel open file descriptors control mechanism, fcntl. This could allow a local unprivileged user to simultaneously execute code, which would otherwise be protected against parallel execution. As well, a race condition when handling locks in the Linux kernel fcntl functionality, may have allowed a process belonging to a local unprivileged user to gain re-ordered access to the descriptor table. (CVE-2008-1669, Important) * the absence of a protection mechanism when attempting to access a critical section of code, as well as a race condition, have been found in the Linux kernel file system event notifier, dnotify. This could allow a local unprivileged user to get inconsistent data, or to send arbitrary signals to arbitrary system processes. (CVE-2008-1375, Important) Red Hat would like to thank Nick Piggin for responsibly disclosing the following issue : * when accessing kernel memory locations, certain Linux kernel drivers registering a fault handler did not perform required range checks. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to gain read or write access to arbitrary kernel memory, or possibly cause a kernel crash. (CVE-2008-0007, Important) * a flaw was found when performing asynchronous input or output operations on a FIFO special file. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a kernel panic. (CVE-2007-5001, Important) * a flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local user could get a root-owned process to dump a core file into a directory, which the user has write access to, they could gain read access to that core file. This could potentially grant unauthorized access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate) * a buffer overflow was found in the Linux kernel ISDN subsystem. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6151, Moderate) * a race condition found in the mincore system core could allow a local user to cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2006-4814, Moderate) * it was discovered that the Linux kernel handled string operations in the opposite way to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause memory corruption. (CVE-2008-1367, Low) As well, these updated packages fix the following bugs : * a bug, which caused long delays when unmounting mounts containing a large number of unused dentries, has been resolved. * in the previous kernel packages, the kernel was unable to handle certain floating point instructions on Itanium(R) architectures. * on certain Intel CPUs, the Translation Lookaside Buffer (TLB) was not flushed correctly, which caused machine check errors. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 32139
    published 2008-05-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32139
    title CentOS 3 : kernel (CESA-2008:0211)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20080131_KERNEL_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    description These updated kernel packages fix the following security issues : A flaw was found in the virtual filesystem (VFS). A local unprivileged user could truncate directories to which they had write permission; this could render the contents of the directory inaccessible. (CVE-2008-0001, Important) A flaw was found in the implementation of ptrace. A local unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and possibly cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2007-5500, Important) A flaw was found in the way the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel handled page faults when a CPU used the NUMA method for accessing memory on Itanium architectures. A local unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service (system panic). (CVE-2007-4130, Important) A possible NULL pointer dereference was found in the chrp_show_cpuinfo function when using the PowerPC architecture. This may have allowed a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service (crash). (CVE-2007-6694, Moderate) A flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local user can get a root-owned process to dump a core file into a directory, which the user has write access to, they could gain read access to that core file. This could potentially grant unauthorized access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate) Two buffer overflow flaws were found in the Linux kernel ISDN subsystem. A local unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2007-6151, Moderate) As well, these updated packages fix the following bug : - when moving volumes that contain multiple segments, and a mirror segment is not the first in the mapping table, running the 'pvmove /dev/[device] /dev/[device]' command caused a kernel panic. A 'kernel: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address [address]' error was logged by syslog.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60354
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60354
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0211.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0211 : Updated kernel packages that fix various security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated packages fix the following security issues : * the absence of a protection mechanism when attempting to access a critical section of code has been found in the Linux kernel open file descriptors control mechanism, fcntl. This could allow a local unprivileged user to simultaneously execute code, which would otherwise be protected against parallel execution. As well, a race condition when handling locks in the Linux kernel fcntl functionality, may have allowed a process belonging to a local unprivileged user to gain re-ordered access to the descriptor table. (CVE-2008-1669, Important) * the absence of a protection mechanism when attempting to access a critical section of code, as well as a race condition, have been found in the Linux kernel file system event notifier, dnotify. This could allow a local unprivileged user to get inconsistent data, or to send arbitrary signals to arbitrary system processes. (CVE-2008-1375, Important) Red Hat would like to thank Nick Piggin for responsibly disclosing the following issue : * when accessing kernel memory locations, certain Linux kernel drivers registering a fault handler did not perform required range checks. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to gain read or write access to arbitrary kernel memory, or possibly cause a kernel crash. (CVE-2008-0007, Important) * a flaw was found when performing asynchronous input or output operations on a FIFO special file. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a kernel panic. (CVE-2007-5001, Important) * a flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local user could get a root-owned process to dump a core file into a directory, which the user has write access to, they could gain read access to that core file. This could potentially grant unauthorized access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate) * a buffer overflow was found in the Linux kernel ISDN subsystem. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6151, Moderate) * a race condition found in the mincore system core could allow a local user to cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2006-4814, Moderate) * it was discovered that the Linux kernel handled string operations in the opposite way to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause memory corruption. (CVE-2008-1367, Low) As well, these updated packages fix the following bugs : * a bug, which caused long delays when unmounting mounts containing a large number of unused dentries, has been resolved. * in the previous kernel packages, the kernel was unable to handle certain floating point instructions on Itanium(R) architectures. * on certain Intel CPUs, the Translation Lookaside Buffer (TLB) was not flushed correctly, which caused machine check errors. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67678
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67678
    title Oracle Linux 3 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0211)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-0001.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix a number of security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 running on 32-bit architectures. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated packages fix the following security issues : * a flaw was found in the IPv4 forwarding base. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2172, Important) * a flaw was found in the handling of process death signals. This allowed a local, unprivileged user to send arbitrary signals to the suid-process executed by that user. Successful exploitation of this flaw depends on the structure of the suid-program and its signal handling. (CVE-2007-3848, Important) * when accessing kernel memory locations, certain Linux kernel drivers registering a fault handler did not perform required range checks. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to gain read or write access to arbitrary kernel memory, or possibly cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-0007, Important) * a possible kernel memory leak was found in the Linux kernel Simple Internet Transition (SIT) INET6 implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2136, Important) * missing capability checks were found in the SBNI WAN driver which could allow a local, unprivileged user to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525, Important) * a flaw was found in the way files were written using truncate() or ftruncate(). This could allow a local, unprivileged user to acquire the privileges of a different group and obtain access to sensitive information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * a race condition in the mincore system core allowed a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2006-4814, Moderate) * a flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local, unprivileged user to make ioctl calls to the driver which should otherwise be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate) * two buffer overflow flaws were found in the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2007-6151, Moderate) * a flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local, unprivileged user could make a root-owned process dump a core file into a user-writable directory, the user could gain read access to that core file, potentially compromising sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate) * a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual file system (VFS) implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to attempt file creation within deleted directories, possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3275, Moderate) All users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 on 32-bit architectures should upgrade to these updated packages which address these vulnerabilities. For this update to take effect, the system must be rebooted.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 35323
    published 2009-01-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35323
    title RHEL 2.1 : kernel (RHSA-2009:0001)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20080507_KERNEL_ON_SL3_X.NASL
    description These updated packages fix the following security issues : - the absence of a protection mechanism when attempting to access a critical section of code has been found in the Linux kernel open file descriptors control mechanism, fcntl. This could allow a local unprivileged user to simultaneously execute code, which would otherwise be protected against parallel execution. As well, a race condition when handling locks in the Linux kernel fcntl functionality, may have allowed a process belonging to a local unprivileged user to gain re-ordered access to the descriptor table. (CVE-2008-1669, Important) - the absence of a protection mechanism when attempting to access a critical section of code, as well as a race condition, have been found in the Linux kernel file system event notifier, dnotify. This could allow a local unprivileged user to get inconsistent data, or to send arbitrary signals to arbitrary system processes. (CVE-2008-1375, Important) - when accessing kernel memory locations, certain Linux kernel drivers registering a fault handler did not perform required range checks. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to gain read or write access to arbitrary kernel memory, or possibly cause a kernel crash. (CVE-2008-0007, Important) - a flaw was found when performing asynchronous input or output operations on a FIFO special file. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a kernel panic. (CVE-2007-5001, Important) - a flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local user could get a root-owned process to dump a core file into a directory, which the user has write access to, they could gain read access to that core file. This could potentially grant unauthorized access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate) - a buffer overflow was found in the Linux kernel ISDN subsystem. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6151, Moderate) - a race condition found in the mincore system core could allow a local user to cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2006-4814, Moderate) - it was discovered that the Linux kernel handled string operations in the opposite way to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause memory corruption. (CVE-2008-1367, Low) As well, these updated packages fix the following bugs : - a bug, which caused long delays when unmounting mounts containing a large number of unused dentries, has been resolved. - in the previous kernel packages, the kernel was unable to handle certain floating point instructions on Itanium(R) architectures. - on certain Intel CPUs, the Translation Lookaside Buffer (TLB) was not flushed correctly, which caused machine check errors.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60393
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60393
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL3.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1504.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-2006-5823 LMH reported a potential local DoS which could be exploited by a malicious user with the privileges to mount and read a corrupted cramfs filesystem. - CVE-2006-6054 LMH reported a potential local DoS which could be exploited by a malicious user with the privileges to mount and read a corrupted ext2 filesystem. - CVE-2006-6058 LMH reported an issue in the minix filesystem that allows local users with mount privileges to create a DoS (printk flood) by mounting a specially crafted corrupt filesystem. - CVE-2006-7203 OpenVZ Linux kernel team reported an issue in the smbfs filesystem which can be exploited by local users to cause a DoS (oops) during mount. - 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-2007-2525 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-2007-3105 The PaX Team discovered a potential buffer overflow in the random number generator which may permit local users to cause a denial of service or gain additional privileges. This issue is not believed to effect default Debian installations where only root has sufficient privileges to exploit it. - CVE-2007-3739 Adam Litke reported a potential local denial of service (oops) on powerpc platforms resulting from unchecked VMA expansion into address space reserved for hugetlb pages. - CVE-2007-3740 Steve French reported that CIFS filesystems with CAP_UNIX enabled were not honoring a process' umask which may lead to unintentionally relaxed permissions. - 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-2007-4133 Hugh Dickins discovered a potential local DoS (panic) in hugetlbfs. A misconversion of hugetlb_vmtruncate_list to prio_tree may allow local users to trigger a BUG_ON() call in exit_mmap. - CVE-2007-4308 Alan Cox reported an issue in the aacraid driver that allows unprivileged local users to make ioctl calls which should be restricted to admin privileges. - CVE-2007-4573 Wojciech Purczynski discovered a vulnerability that can be exploited by a local user to obtain superuser privileges on x86_64 systems. This resulted from improper clearing of the high bits of registers during ia32 system call emulation. This vulnerability is relevant to the Debian amd64 port as well as users of the i386 port who run the amd64 linux-image flavour. - CVE-2007-5093 Alex Smith discovered an issue with the pwc driver for certain webcam devices. If the device is removed while a userspace application has it open, the driver will wait for userspace to close the device, resulting in a blocked USB subsystem. This issue is of low security impact as it requires the attacker to either have physical access to the system or to convince a user with local access to remove the device on their behalf. - CVE-2007-6063 Venustech AD-LAB discovered a a buffer overflow in the isdn ioctl handling, exploitable by a local user. - 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-2007-6206 Blake Frantz discovered that when a core file owned by a non-root user exists, and a root-owned process dumps core over it, the core file retains its original ownership. This could be used by a local user to gain access to sensitive information. - CVE-2007-6694 Cyrill Gorcunov reported a NULL pointer dereference in code specific to the CHRP PowerPC platforms. Local users could exploit this issue to achieve a Denial of Service (DoS). - CVE-2008-0007 Nick Piggin of SuSE discovered a number of issues in subsystems which register a fault handler for memory mapped areas. This issue can be exploited by local users to achieve a Denial of Service (DoS) and possibly execute arbitrary code. The following matrix lists additional packages that were rebuilt for compatibility with or to take advantage of this update : Debian 3.1 (sarge) kernel-image-2.6.8-alpha 2.6.8-17sarge1 kernel-image-2.6.8-amd64 2.6.8-17sarge1 kernel-image-2.6.8-hppa 2.6.8-7sarge1 kernel-image-2.6.8-i386 2.6.8-17sarge1 kernel-image-2.6.8-ia64 2.6.8-15sarge1 kernel-image-2.6.8-m68k 2.6.8-5sarge1 kernel-image-2.6.8-s390 2.6.8-6sarge1 kernel-image-2.6.8-sparc 2.6.8-16sarge1 kernel-patch-powerpc-2.6.8 2.6.8-13sarge1 fai-kernels 1.9.1sarge8
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-09
    plugin id 31148
    published 2008-02-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31148
    title Debian DSA-1504-1 : kernel-source-2.6.8 - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1503.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-2004-2731 infamous41md reported multiple integer overflows in the Sbus PROM driver that would allow for a DoS (Denial of Service) attack by a local user, and possibly the execution of arbitrary code. - CVE-2006-4814 Doug Chapman discovered a potential local DoS (deadlock) in the mincore function caused by improper lock handling. - CVE-2006-5753 Eric Sandeen provided a fix for a local memory corruption vulnerability resulting from a misinterpretation of return values when operating on inodes which have been marked bad. - CVE-2006-5823 LMH reported a potential local DoS which could be exploited by a malicious user with the privileges to mount and read a corrupted cramfs filesystem. - CVE-2006-6053 LMH reported a potential local DoS which could be exploited by a malicious user with the privileges to mount and read a corrupted ext3 filesystem. - CVE-2006-6054 LMH reported a potential local DoS which could be exploited by a malicious user with the privileges to mount and read a corrupted ext2 filesystem. - CVE-2006-6106 Marcel Holtman discovered multiple buffer overflows in the Bluetooth subsystem which can be used to trigger a remote DoS (crash) and potentially execute arbitrary code. - 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-2007-1592 Masayuki Nakagawa discovered that flow labels were inadvertently being shared between listening sockets and child sockets. This defect can be exploited by local users to cause a DoS (Oops). - 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-2007-2525 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-2007-3848 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-2007-4308 Alan Cox reported an issue in the aacraid driver that allows unprivileged local users to make ioctl calls which should be restricted to admin privileges. - CVE-2007-4311 PaX team discovered an issue in the random driver where a defect in the reseeding code leads to a reduction in entropy. - CVE-2007-5093 Alex Smith discovered an issue with the pwc driver for certain webcam devices. If the device is removed while a userspace application has it open, the driver will wait for userspace to close the device, resulting in a blocked USB subsystem. This issue is of low security impact as it requires the attacker to either have physical access to the system or to convince a user with local access to remove the device on their behalf. - CVE-2007-6063 Venustech AD-LAB discovered a a buffer overflow in the isdn ioctl handling, exploitable by a local user. - 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-2007-6206 Blake Frantz discovered that when a core file owned by a non-root user exists, and a root-owned process dumps core over it, the core file retains its original ownership. This could be used by a local user to gain access to sensitive information. - CVE-2007-6694 Cyrill Gorcunov reported a NULL pointer dereference in code specific to the CHRP PowerPC platforms. Local users could exploit this issue to achieve a Denial of Service (DoS). - CVE-2008-0007 Nick Piggin of SuSE discovered a number of issues in subsystems which register a fault handler for memory mapped areas. This issue can be exploited by local users to achieve a Denial of Service (DoS) and possibly execute arbitrary code. The following matrix lists additional packages that were rebuilt for compatibility with or to take advantage of this update : Debian 3.1 (sarge) alsa-modules-i386 1.0.8+2sarge2 kernel-image-2.4.27-arm 2.4.27-2sarge6 kernel-image-2.4.27-m68k 2.4.27-3sarge6 kernel-image-speakup-i386 2.4.27-1.1sarge5 kernel-image-2.4.27-alpha 2.4.27-10sarge6 kernel-image-2.4.27-s390 2.4.27-2sarge6 kernel-image-2.4.27-sparc 2.4.27-9sarge6 kernel-image-2.4.27-i386 2.4.27-10sarge6 kernel-image-2.4.27-ia64 2.4.27-10sarge6 kernel-patch-2.4.27-mips 2.4.27-10.sarge4.040815-3 kernel-patch-powerpc-2.4.27 2.4.27-10sarge6 kernel-latest-2.4-alpha 101sarge3 kernel-latest-2.4-i386 101sarge2 kernel-latest-2.4-s390 2.4.27-1sarge2 kernel-latest-2.4-sparc 42sarge3 i2c 1:2.9.1-1sarge2 lm-sensors 1:2.9.1-1sarge4 mindi-kernel 2.4.27-2sarge5 pcmcia-modules-2.4.27-i386 3.2.5+2sarge2 hostap-modules-i386 1:0.3.7-1sarge3 systemimager 3.2.3-6sarge5
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-20
    plugin id 31147
    published 2008-02-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31147
    title Debian DSA-1503-1 : kernel-source-2.4.27 - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0055.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and a bug 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 kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated kernel packages fix the following security issues : A flaw was found in the virtual filesystem (VFS). A local unprivileged user could truncate directories to which they had write permission; this could render the contents of the directory inaccessible. (CVE-2008-0001, Important) A flaw was found in the implementation of ptrace. A local unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and possibly cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2007-5500, Important) A flaw was found in the way the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel handled page faults when a CPU used the NUMA method for accessing memory on Itanium architectures. A local unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service (system panic). (CVE-2007-4130, Important) A possible NULL pointer dereference was found in the chrp_show_cpuinfo function when using the PowerPC architecture. This may have allowed a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service (crash). (CVE-2007-6694, Moderate) A flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local user can get a root-owned process to dump a core file into a directory, which the user has write access to, they could gain read access to that core file. This could potentially grant unauthorized access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate) Two buffer overflow flaws were found in the Linux kernel ISDN subsystem. A local unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2007-6151, Moderate) As well, these updated packages fix the following bug : * when moving volumes that contain multiple segments, and a mirror segment is not the first in the mapping table, running the 'pvmove /dev/[device] /dev/[device]' command caused a kernel panic. A 'kernel: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address [address]' error was logged by syslog. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 30140
    published 2008-02-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=30140
    title RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0055)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5370.NASL
    description This kernel update fixes quite a number of security problems : - A remote attacker could crash the IPSec/IPv6 stack by sending a bad ESP packet. This requires the host to be able to receive such packets (default filtered by the firewall). (CVE-2007-6282) - A problem in SIT IPv6 tunnel handling could be used by remote attackers to immediately crash the machine. (CVE-2008-2136) - On x86_64 a denial of service attack could be used by local attackers to immediately panic / crash the machine. (CVE-2008-1615) - An information leakage during coredumping of root processes was fixed. (CVE-2007-6206) - Fixed a SMP ordering problem in fcntl_setlk could potentially allow local attackers to execute code by timing file locking. (CVE-2008-1669) - Fixed a dnotify race condition, which could be used by local attackers to potentially execute code. (CVE-2008-1375) - A ptrace bug could be used by local attackers to hang their own processes indefinitely. (CVE-2007-5500) - Clear the 'direction' flag before calling signal handlers. For specific not yet identified programs under specific timing conditions this could potentially have caused memory corruption or code execution. (CVE-2008-1367) - The isdn_ioctl function in isdn_common.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted ioctl struct in which ioctls is not null terminated, which triggers a buffer overflow. (CVE-2007-6151) Non security related changes : OCFS2 was updated to version v1.2.9-1-r3100. Also a huge number of bugs were fixed. Please refer to the RPM changelog for a detailed list.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 59128
    published 2012-05-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59128
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5370)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0055.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0055 : Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and a bug 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 kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated kernel packages fix the following security issues : A flaw was found in the virtual filesystem (VFS). A local unprivileged user could truncate directories to which they had write permission; this could render the contents of the directory inaccessible. (CVE-2008-0001, Important) A flaw was found in the implementation of ptrace. A local unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and possibly cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2007-5500, Important) A flaw was found in the way the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel handled page faults when a CPU used the NUMA method for accessing memory on Itanium architectures. A local unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service (system panic). (CVE-2007-4130, Important) A possible NULL pointer dereference was found in the chrp_show_cpuinfo function when using the PowerPC architecture. This may have allowed a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service (crash). (CVE-2007-6694, Moderate) A flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local user can get a root-owned process to dump a core file into a directory, which the user has write access to, they could gain read access to that core file. This could potentially grant unauthorized access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate) Two buffer overflow flaws were found in the Linux kernel ISDN subsystem. A local unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2007-6151, Moderate) As well, these updated packages fix the following bug : * when moving volumes that contain multiple segments, and a mirror segment is not the first in the mapping table, running the 'pvmove /dev/[device] /dev/[device]' command caused a kernel panic. A 'kernel: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address [address]' error was logged by syslog. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67641
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67641
    title Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0055)
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2008-0011.NASL
    description I Service Console rpm updates a. Security Update to Service Console Kernel This fix upgrades service console kernel version to 2.4.21-57.EL. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2007-5001, CVE-2007-6151, CVE-2007-6206, CVE-2008-0007, CVE-2008-1367, CVE-2008-1375, CVE-2006-4814, and CVE-2008-1669 to the security issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-57.EL. b. Samba Security Update This fix upgrades the service console rpm samba to version 3.0.9-1.3E.15vmw The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-1105 to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 40380
    published 2009-07-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40380
    title VMSA-2008-0011 : Updated ESX service console packages for Samba and vmnix
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5375.NASL
    description This kernel update fixes quite a number of security problems : - A remote attacker could crash the IPSec/IPv6 stack by sending a bad ESP packet. This requires the host to be able to receive such packets (default filtered by the firewall). (CVE-2007-6282) - A problem in SIT IPv6 tunnel handling could be used by remote attackers to immediately crash the machine. (CVE-2008-2136) - On x86_64 a denial of service attack could be used by local attackers to immediately panic / crash the machine. (CVE-2008-1615) - An information leakage during coredumping of root processes was fixed. (CVE-2007-6206) - Fixed a SMP ordering problem in fcntl_setlk could potentially allow local attackers to execute code by timing file locking. (CVE-2008-1669) - Fixed a dnotify race condition, which could be used by local attackers to potentially execute code. (CVE-2008-1375) - A ptrace bug could be used by local attackers to hang their own processes indefinitely. (CVE-2007-5500) - Clear the 'direction' flag before calling signal handlers. For specific not yet identified programs under specific timing conditions this could potentially have caused memory corruption or code execution. (CVE-2008-1367) - The isdn_ioctl function in isdn_common.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted ioctl struct in which ioctls is not null terminated, which triggers a buffer overflow. (CVE-2007-6151) Non security related changes : OCFS2 was updated to version v1.2.9-1-r3100. Also a huge number of bugs were fixed. Please refer to the RPM changelog for a detailed list.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 33432
    published 2008-07-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33432
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5375)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0055.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and a bug 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 kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated kernel packages fix the following security issues : A flaw was found in the virtual filesystem (VFS). A local unprivileged user could truncate directories to which they had write permission; this could render the contents of the directory inaccessible. (CVE-2008-0001, Important) A flaw was found in the implementation of ptrace. A local unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and possibly cause a denial of service (system hang). (CVE-2007-5500, Important) A flaw was found in the way the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 kernel handled page faults when a CPU used the NUMA method for accessing memory on Itanium architectures. A local unprivileged user could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service (system panic). (CVE-2007-4130, Important) A possible NULL pointer dereference was found in the chrp_show_cpuinfo function when using the PowerPC architecture. This may have allowed a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service (crash). (CVE-2007-6694, Moderate) A flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local user can get a root-owned process to dump a core file into a directory, which the user has write access to, they could gain read access to that core file. This could potentially grant unauthorized access to sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate) Two buffer overflow flaws were found in the Linux kernel ISDN subsystem. A local unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2007-6151, Moderate) As well, these updated packages fix the following bug : * when moving volumes that contain multiple segments, and a mirror segment is not the first in the mapping table, running the 'pvmove /dev/[device] /dev/[device]' command caused a kernel panic. A 'kernel: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address [address]' error was logged by syslog. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 30154
    published 2008-02-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=30154
    title CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2008:0055)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-4987.NASL
    description This kernel update fixes the following security problems : - CVE-2008-0600: A local privilege escalation was found in the vmsplice_pipe system call, which could be used by local attackers to gain root access. - CVE-2007-6151: The isdn_ioctl function in isdn_common.c allowed local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted ioctl struct in which iocts is not null terminated, which triggers a buffer overflow.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 31090
    published 2008-02-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31090
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4987)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:10:21.408-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
  • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
description The isdn_ioctl function in isdn_common.c in Linux kernel 2.6.23 allows local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted ioctl struct in which iocts is not null terminated, which triggers a buffer overflow.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10971
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title The isdn_ioctl function in isdn_common.c in Linux kernel 2.6.23 allows local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted ioctl struct in which iocts is not null terminated, which triggers a buffer overflow.
version 23
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0055
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0211
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0787
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  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.9-67.0.4.EL
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.9-67.0.4.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-0:2.6.9-67.0.4.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-devel-0:2.6.9-67.0.4.EL
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  • kernel-smp-devel-0:2.6.9-67.0.4.EL
  • kernel-xenU-0:2.6.9-67.0.4.EL
  • kernel-xenU-devel-0:2.6.9-67.0.4.EL
  • kernel-0:2.4.21-57.EL
  • kernel-BOOT-0:2.4.21-57.EL
  • kernel-doc-0:2.4.21-57.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-0:2.4.21-57.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-unsupported-0:2.4.21-57.EL
  • kernel-smp-0:2.4.21-57.EL
  • kernel-smp-unsupported-0:2.4.21-57.EL
  • kernel-source-0:2.4.21-57.EL
  • kernel-unsupported-0:2.4.21-57.EL
refmap via4
bid 27497
confirm http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=eafe1aa37e6ec2d56f14732b5240c4dd09f0613a
debian
  • DSA-1479
  • DSA-1503
  • DSA-1504
mandriva
  • MDVSA-2008:086
  • MDVSA-2008:112
mlist [Security-announce] 20080728 VMSA-2008-00011 Updated ESX service console packages for Samba and vmnix
secunia
  • 28626
  • 28706
  • 28748
  • 28889
  • 28971
  • 29058
  • 29570
  • 30110
  • 30962
  • 31246
  • 33280
suse
  • SUSE-SA:2008:007
  • SUSE-SA:2008:017
  • SUSE-SA:2008:032
ubuntu
  • USN-574-1
  • USN-578-1
vupen ADV-2008-2222
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