ID CVE-2008-4210
Summary fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by creating an executable file in a setgid directory through the (1) truncate or (2) ftruncate function in conjunction with memory-mapped I/O.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.6
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.27
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.27
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.21.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.21
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.21
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.18
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.18
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.17
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.17
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.20
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.20
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.19
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.19
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Release Candidate 5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.19.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Release Candidate 6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.16
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.16
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Release Candidate 7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.19.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.19.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.19.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Release Candidate 4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc4
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.4
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.5
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.1
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.3
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.21.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.21.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.7
CVSS
Base: 4.6 (as of 30-09-2008 - 09:42)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
exploit-db via4
description Linux Kernel < 2.6.22 ftruncate()/open() Local Exploit. CVE-2008-4210. Local exploit for linux platform
id EDB-ID:6851
last seen 2016-02-01
modified 2008-10-27
published 2008-10-27
reporter gat3way
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/6851/
title Linux Kernel < 2.6.22 - ftruncate/open Local Exploit
nessus via4
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-679-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that the Xen hypervisor block driver did not correctly validate requests. A user with root privileges in a guest OS could make a malicious IO request with a large number of blocks that would crash the host OS, leading to a denial of service. This only affected Ubuntu 7.10. (CVE-2007-5498) It was discovered the the i915 video driver did not correctly validate memory addresses. A local attacker could exploit this to remap memory that could cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue did not affect Ubuntu 6.06 and was previous fixed for Ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04 in USN-659-1. Ubuntu 8.10 has now been corrected as well. (CVE-2008-3831) David Watson discovered that the kernel did not correctly strip permissions when creating files in setgid directories. A local user could exploit this to gain additional group privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06. (CVE-2008-4210) Olaf Kirch and Miklos Szeredi discovered that the Linux kernel did not correctly reject the 'append' flag when handling file splice requests. A local attacker could bypass append mode and make changes to arbitrary locations in a file. This issue only affected Ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04. (CVE-2008-4554) It was discovered that the SCTP stack did not correctly handle INIT-ACK. A remote user could exploit this by sending specially crafted SCTP traffic which would trigger a crash in the system, leading to a denial of service. This issue did not affect Ubuntu 8.10. (CVE-2008-4576) It was discovered that the SCTP stack did not correctly handle bad packet lengths. A remote user could exploit this by sending specially crafted SCTP traffic which would trigger a crash in the system, leading to a denial of service. This issue did not affect Ubuntu 8.10. (CVE-2008-4618) Eric Sesterhenn discovered multiple flaws in the HFS+ filesystem. If a local user or automated system were tricked into mounting a malicious HFS+ filesystem, the system could crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-4933, CVE-2008-4934, CVE-2008-5025) It was discovered that the Unix Socket handler did not correctly process the SCM_RIGHTS message. A local attacker could make a malicious socket request that would crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5029) It was discovered that the driver for simple i2c audio interfaces did not correctly validate certain function pointers. A local user could exploit this to gain root privileges or crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5033). 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 37683
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37683
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : linux, linux-source-2.6.15/22 vulnerabilities (USN-679-1)
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2009-0014.NASL
    description a. Service Console update for DHCP and third-party library update for DHCP client. DHCP is an Internet-standard protocol by which a computer can be connected to a local network, ask to be given configuration information, and receive from a server enough information to configure itself as a member of that network. A stack-based buffer overflow in the script_write_params method in ISC DHCP dhclient allows remote DHCP servers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted subnet-mask option. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0692 to this issue. An insecure temporary file use flaw was discovered in the DHCP daemon's init script ('/etc/init.d/dhcpd'). A local attacker could use this flaw to overwrite an arbitrary file with the output of the 'dhcpd -t' command via a symbolic link attack, if a system administrator executed the DHCP init script with the 'configtest', 'restart', or 'reload' option. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-1893 to this issue. b. Updated Service Console package kernel Service Console package kernel update to version kernel-2.4.21-58.EL. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2008-4210, CVE-2008-3275, CVE-2008-0598, CVE-2008-2136, CVE-2008-2812, CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2008-3525 to the security issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-58.EL c. JRE Security Update JRE update to version 1.5.0_18, which addresses multiple security issues that existed in earlier releases of JRE. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in JRE 1.5.0_17: CVE-2008-2086, CVE-2008-5347, CVE-2008-5348, CVE-2008-5349, CVE-2008-5350, CVE-2008-5351, CVE-2008-5352, CVE-2008-5353, CVE-2008-5354, CVE-2008-5356, CVE-2008-5357, CVE-2008-5358, CVE-2008-5359, CVE-2008-5360, CVE-2008-5339, CVE-2008-5342, CVE-2008-5344, CVE-2008-5345, CVE-2008-5346, CVE-2008-5340, CVE-2008-5341, CVE-2008-5343, and CVE-2008-5355. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in JRE 1.5.0_18: CVE-2009-1093, CVE-2009-1094, CVE-2009-1095, CVE-2009-1096, CVE-2009-1097, CVE-2009-1098, CVE-2009-1099, CVE-2009-1100, CVE-2009-1101, CVE-2009-1102, CVE-2009-1103, CVE-2009-1104, CVE-2009-1105, CVE-2009-1106, and CVE-2009-1107.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 42179
    published 2009-10-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=42179
    title VMSA-2009-0014 : VMware ESX patches for DHCP, Service Console kernel, and JRE resolve multiple security issues
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2009-0014_REMOTE.NASL
    description The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including remote code execution vulnerabilities, in the following components : - ISC DHCP dhclient - Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem - Java Runtime Environment (JRE) - Java SE Development Kit (JDK) - Java SE Web Start - Linux kernel - Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation - Linux kernel Simple Internet Transition INET6 - Linux kernel tty - Linux kernel virtual file system (VFS) - Red Hat dhcpd init script for DHCP - SBNI WAN driver
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 89116
    published 2016-03-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89116
    title VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2009-0014) (remote check)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5667.NASL
    description This kernel update for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 fixes various bugs and some security problems : - When creating a file, open()/creat() allowed the setgid bit to be set via the mode argument even when, due to the bsdgroups mount option or the file being created in a setgid directory, the new file's group is one which the user is not a member of. The local attacker could then use ftruncate() and memory-mapped I/O to turn the new file into an arbitrary binary and thus gain the privileges of this group, since these operations do not clear the setgid bit.'. (CVE-2008-4210) - The ext[234] filesystem code fails to properly handle corrupted data structures. With a mounted filesystem image or partition that have corrupted dir->i_size and dir->i_blocks, a user performing either a read or write operation on the mounted image or partition can lead to a possible denial of service by spamming the logfile. (CVE-2008-3528) - The S/390 ptrace code allowed local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via the user-area-padding test from the ptrace testsuite in 31-bit mode, which triggers an invalid dereference. (CVE-2008-1514) - fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly zero out the dio struct, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS), as demonstrated by a certain fio test. (CVE-2007-6716) - Added missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl(). (CVE-2008-3525) Also OCFS2 was updated to version v1.4.1-1. The full amount of changes can be reviewed in the RPM changelog.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-05-31
    plugin id 59132
    published 2012-05-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59132
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5667)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5668.NASL
    description This kernel update for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 fixes various bugs and some security problems : - When creating a file, open()/creat() allowed the setgid bit to be set via the mode argument even when, due to the bsdgroups mount option or the file being created in a setgid directory, the new file's group is one which the user is not a member of. The local attacker could then use ftruncate() and memory-mapped I/O to turn the new file into an arbitrary binary and thus gain the privileges of this group, since these operations do not clear the setgid bit.'. (CVE-2008-4210) - The ext[234] filesystem code fails to properly handle corrupted data structures. With a mounted filesystem image or partition that have corrupted dir->i_size and dir->i_blocks, a user performing either a read or write operation on the mounted image or partition can lead to a possible denial of service by spamming the logfile. (CVE-2008-3528) - The S/390 ptrace code allowed local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via the user-area-padding test from the ptrace testsuite in 31-bit mode, which triggers an invalid dereference. (CVE-2008-1514) - fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly zero out the dio struct, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS), as demonstrated by a certain fio test. (CVE-2007-6716) - Added missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl(). (CVE-2008-3525) Also OCFS2 was updated to version v1.4.1-1. The full amount of changes can be reviewed in the RPM changelog.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-05-31
    plugin id 41535
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41535
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5668)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5751.NASL
    description This kernel update fixes various bugs and also several security issues : CVE-2008-4576: Fixed a crash in SCTP INIT-ACK, on mismatch between SCTP AUTH availability. This might be exploited remotely for a denial of service (crash) attack. CVE-2008-3833: The generic_file_splice_write function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by splicing into an inode in order to create an executable file in a setgid directory. CVE-2008-4210: fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by creating an executable file in a setgid directory through the (1) truncate or (2) ftruncate function in conjunction with memory-mapped I/O. CVE-2008-4302: fs/splice.c in the splice subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22.2 does not properly handle a failure of the add_to_page_cache_lru function, and subsequently attempts to unlock a page that was not locked, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel BUG and system crash), as demonstrated by the fio I/O tool. CVE-2008-3528: The ext[234] filesystem code fails to properly handle corrupted data structures. With a mounted filesystem image or partition that have corrupted dir->i_size and dir->i_blocks, a user performing either a read or write operation on the mounted image or partition can lead to a possible denial of service by spamming the logfile. CVE-2007-6716: fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly zero out the dio struct, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS), as demonstrated by a certain fio test. CVE-2008-3525: Added missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl(). CVE-2008-3272: Fixed range checking in the snd_seq OSS ioctl, which could be used to leak information from the kernel. CVE-2008-2931: The do_change_type function in fs/namespace.c did not verify that the caller has the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service by modifying the properties of a mountpoint. CVE-2008-2812: Various NULL ptr checks have been added to tty op functions, which might have been used by local attackers to execute code. We think that this affects only devices openable by root, so the impact is limited. CVE-2008-1673: Added range checking in ASN.1 handling for the CIFS and SNMP NAT netfilter modules. CVE-2008-3527: arch/i386/kernel/sysenter.c in the Virtual Dynamic Shared Objects (vDSO) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.21 did not properly check boundaries, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors, related to the install_special_mapping, syscall, and syscall32_nopage functions.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 34755
    published 2008-11-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34755
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-5751)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20081104_KERNEL_ON_SL5_X.NASL
    description - the Xen implementation did not prevent applications running in a para-virtualized guest from modifying CR4 TSC. This could cause a local denial of service. (CVE-2007-5907, Important) - Tavis Ormandy reported missing boundary checks in the Virtual Dynamic Shared Objects (vDSO) implementation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service or escalate privileges. (CVE-2008-3527, Important) - the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, CVE-2008-3833, Important) - a flaw was found in the Linux kernel splice implementation. This could cause a local denial of service when there is a certain failure in the add_to_page_cache_lru() function. (CVE-2008-4302, Important) - a flaw was found in the Linux kernel when running on AMD64 systems. During a context switch, EFLAGS were being neither saved nor restored. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2006-5755, Low) - a flaw was found in the Linux kernel virtual memory implementation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2372, Low) - an integer overflow was discovered in the Linux kernel Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation. This could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. By default, remote DCCP is blocked by SELinux. (CVE-2008-3276, Low) In addition, these updated packages fix the following bugs : - random32() seeding has been improved. - in a multi-core environment, a race between the QP async event-handler and the destro_qp() function could occur. This led to unpredictable results during invalid memory access, which could lead to a kernel crash. - a format string was omitted in the call to the request_module() function. - a stack overflow caused by an infinite recursion bug in the binfmt_misc kernel module was corrected. - the ata_scsi_rbuf_get() and ata_scsi_rbuf_put() functions now check for scatterlist usage before calling kmap_atomic(). - a sentinel NUL byte was added to the device_write() function to ensure that lspace.name is NUL-terminated. - in the character device driver, a range_is_allowed() check was added to the read_mem() and write_mem() functions. It was possible for an illegitimate application to bypass these checks, and access /dev/mem beyond the 1M limit by calling mmap_mem() instead. Also, the parameters of range_is_allowed() were changed to cleanly handle greater than 32-bits of physical address on 32-bit architectures. - some of the newer Nehalem-based systems declare their CPU DSDT entries as type 'Alias'. During boot, this caused an 'Error attaching device data' message to be logged. - the evtchn event channel device lacked locks and memory barriers. This has led to xenstore becoming unresponsive on the Itanium® architecture. - sending of gratuitous ARP packets in the Xen frontend network driver is now delayed until the backend signals that its carrier status has been processed by the stack. - on forcedeth devices, whenever setting ethtool parameters for link speed, the device could stop receiving interrupts. - the CIFS 'forcedirectio' option did not allow text to be appended to files. - the gettimeofday() function returned a backwards time on Intel® 64. - residual-count corrections during UNDERRUN handling were added to the qla2xxx driver. - the fix for a small quirk was removed for certain Adaptec controllers for which it caused problems. - the 'xm trigger init' command caused a domain panic if a userland application was running on a guest on the Intel® 64 architecture.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60488
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60488
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5734.NASL
    description This patch updates the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 kernel. It fixes various bugs and security issues. The following security issues are addressed : - fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by creating an executable file in a setgid directory through the (1) truncate or (2) ftruncate function in conjunction with memory-mapped I/O. (CVE-2008-4210) - The ext[234] filesystem code fails to properly handle corrupted data structures. With a mounted filesystem image or partition that have corrupted dir->i_size and dir->i_blocks, a user performing either a read or write operation on the mounted image or partition can lead to a possible denial of service by spamming the logfile. (CVE-2008-3528) - fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly zero out the dio struct, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS), as demonstrated by a certain fio test. (CVE-2007-6716) All other bugfixes can be found by looking at the RPM changelog.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-05-31
    plugin id 35026
    published 2008-12-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35026
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux Kernel (x86) (ZYPP Patch Number 5734)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0973.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0973 : Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues and fix various 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. This update addresses the following security issues : * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, 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 user to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * a buffer overflow flaw was found in Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, Moderate) * multiple NULL pointer dereferences were found in various Linux kernel network drivers. These drivers were missing checks for terminal validity, which could allow privilege escalation. (CVE-2008-2812, Moderate) * a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual filesystem (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) This update also fixes the following bugs : * the incorrect kunmap function was used in nfs_xdr_readlinkres. kunmap() was used where kunmap_atomic() should have been. As a consequence, if an NFSv2 or NFSv3 server exported a volume containing a symlink which included a path equal to or longer than the local system's PATH_MAX, accessing the link caused a kernel oops. This has been corrected in this update. * mptctl_gettargetinfo did not check if pIoc3 was NULL before using it as a pointer. This caused a kernel panic in mptctl_gettargetinfo in some circumstances. A check has been added which prevents this. * lost tick compensation code in the timer interrupt routine triggered without apparent cause. When running as a fully-virtualized client, this spurious triggering caused the 64-bit version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 to present highly inaccurate times. With this update the lost tick compensation code is turned off when the operating system is running as a fully-virtualized client under Xen or VMware(r). All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users should install this updated kernel which addresses these vulnerabilities and fixes these bugs.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67763
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67763
    title Oracle Linux 3 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0973)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20081216_KERNEL_ON_SL3_X.NASL
    description This update addresses the following security issues : - Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, 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 user to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525, Important) - the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) - a buffer overflow flaw was found in Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, Moderate) - multiple NULL pointer dereferences were found in various Linux kernel network drivers. These drivers were missing checks for terminal validity, which could allow privilege escalation. (CVE-2008-2812, Moderate) - a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual filesystem (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) This update also fixes the following bugs : - the incorrect kunmap function was used in nfs_xdr_readlinkres. kunmap() was used where kunmap_atomic() should have been. As a consequence, if an NFSv2 or NFSv3 server exported a volume containing a symlink which included a path equal to or longer than the local system's PATH_MAX, accessing the link caused a kernel oops. This has been corrected in this update. - mptctl_gettargetinfo did not check if pIoc3 was NULL before using it as a pointer. This caused a kernel panic in mptctl_gettargetinfo in some circumstances. A check has been added which prevents this. - lost tick compensation code in the timer interrupt routine triggered without apparent cause. When running as a fully-virtualized client, this spurious triggering caused the 64-bit version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 to present highly inaccurate times. With this update the lost tick compensation code is turned off when the operating system is running as a fully-virtualized client under Xen or VMware®.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60507
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60507
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL3.x i386/x86_64
  • 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 CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0957.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues and fix various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. [Updated 12th November 2008] The original packages distributed with this errata had a bug which prevented the Xen kernel booting on older hardware. We have updated the packages to correct this bug. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. * the Xen implementation did not prevent applications running in a para-virtualized guest from modifying CR4 TSC. This could cause a local denial of service. (CVE-2007-5907, Important) * Tavis Ormandy reported missing boundary checks in the Virtual Dynamic Shared Objects (vDSO) implementation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service or escalate privileges. (CVE-2008-3527, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, CVE-2008-3833, Important) * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel splice implementation. This could cause a local denial of service when there is a certain failure in the add_to_page_cache_lru() function. (CVE-2008-4302, Important) * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel when running on AMD64 systems. During a context switch, EFLAGS were being neither saved nor restored. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2006-5755, Low) * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel virtual memory implementation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2372, Low) * an integer overflow was discovered in the Linux kernel Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation. This could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. By default, remote DCCP is blocked by SELinux. (CVE-2008-3276, Low) In addition, these updated packages fix the following bugs : * random32() seeding has been improved. * in a multi-core environment, a race between the QP async event-handler and the destro_qp() function could occur. This led to unpredictable results during invalid memory access, which could lead to a kernel crash. * a format string was omitted in the call to the request_module() function. * a stack overflow caused by an infinite recursion bug in the binfmt_misc kernel module was corrected. * the ata_scsi_rbuf_get() and ata_scsi_rbuf_put() functions now check for scatterlist usage before calling kmap_atomic(). * a sentinel NUL byte was added to the device_write() function to ensure that lspace.name is NUL-terminated. * in the character device driver, a range_is_allowed() check was added to the read_mem() and write_mem() functions. It was possible for an illegitimate application to bypass these checks, and access /dev/mem beyond the 1M limit by calling mmap_mem() instead. Also, the parameters of range_is_allowed() were changed to cleanly handle greater than 32-bits of physical address on 32-bit architectures. * some of the newer Nehalem-based systems declare their CPU DSDT entries as type 'Alias'. During boot, this caused an 'Error attaching device data' message to be logged. * the evtchn event channel device lacked locks and memory barriers. This has led to xenstore becoming unresponsive on the Itanium(r) architecture. * sending of gratuitous ARP packets in the Xen frontend network driver is now delayed until the backend signals that its carrier status has been processed by the stack. * on forcedeth devices, whenever setting ethtool parameters for link speed, the device could stop receiving interrupts. * the CIFS 'forcedirectio' option did not allow text to be appended to files. * the gettimeofday() function returned a backwards time on Intel(r) 64. * residual-count corrections during UNDERRUN handling were added to the qla2xxx driver. * the fix for a small quirk was removed for certain Adaptec controllers for which it caused problems. * the 'xm trigger init' command caused a domain panic if a userland application was running on a guest on the Intel(r) 64 architecture. Users of kernel should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 43713
    published 2010-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43713
    title CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2008:0957)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0957.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues and fix various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. [Updated 12th November 2008] The original packages distributed with this errata had a bug which prevented the Xen kernel booting on older hardware. We have updated the packages to correct this bug. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. * the Xen implementation did not prevent applications running in a para-virtualized guest from modifying CR4 TSC. This could cause a local denial of service. (CVE-2007-5907, Important) * Tavis Ormandy reported missing boundary checks in the Virtual Dynamic Shared Objects (vDSO) implementation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service or escalate privileges. (CVE-2008-3527, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, CVE-2008-3833, Important) * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel splice implementation. This could cause a local denial of service when there is a certain failure in the add_to_page_cache_lru() function. (CVE-2008-4302, Important) * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel when running on AMD64 systems. During a context switch, EFLAGS were being neither saved nor restored. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2006-5755, Low) * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel virtual memory implementation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2372, Low) * an integer overflow was discovered in the Linux kernel Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation. This could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. By default, remote DCCP is blocked by SELinux. (CVE-2008-3276, Low) In addition, these updated packages fix the following bugs : * random32() seeding has been improved. * in a multi-core environment, a race between the QP async event-handler and the destro_qp() function could occur. This led to unpredictable results during invalid memory access, which could lead to a kernel crash. * a format string was omitted in the call to the request_module() function. * a stack overflow caused by an infinite recursion bug in the binfmt_misc kernel module was corrected. * the ata_scsi_rbuf_get() and ata_scsi_rbuf_put() functions now check for scatterlist usage before calling kmap_atomic(). * a sentinel NUL byte was added to the device_write() function to ensure that lspace.name is NUL-terminated. * in the character device driver, a range_is_allowed() check was added to the read_mem() and write_mem() functions. It was possible for an illegitimate application to bypass these checks, and access /dev/mem beyond the 1M limit by calling mmap_mem() instead. Also, the parameters of range_is_allowed() were changed to cleanly handle greater than 32-bits of physical address on 32-bit architectures. * some of the newer Nehalem-based systems declare their CPU DSDT entries as type 'Alias'. During boot, this caused an 'Error attaching device data' message to be logged. * the evtchn event channel device lacked locks and memory barriers. This has led to xenstore becoming unresponsive on the Itanium(r) architecture. * sending of gratuitous ARP packets in the Xen frontend network driver is now delayed until the backend signals that its carrier status has been processed by the stack. * on forcedeth devices, whenever setting ethtool parameters for link speed, the device could stop receiving interrupts. * the CIFS 'forcedirectio' option did not allow text to be appended to files. * the gettimeofday() function returned a backwards time on Intel(r) 64. * residual-count corrections during UNDERRUN handling were added to the qla2xxx driver. * the fix for a small quirk was removed for certain Adaptec controllers for which it caused problems. * the 'xm trigger init' command caused a domain panic if a userland application was running on a guest on the Intel(r) 64 architecture. Users of kernel should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 34690
    published 2008-11-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34690
    title RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0957)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20081119_KERNEL_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    description - a flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Direct-IO implementation. This could have allowed a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6716, Important) - when running ptrace in 31-bit mode on an IBM S/390 or IBM System z kernel, a local unprivileged user could cause a denial of service by reading from or writing into a padding area in the user_regs_struct32 structure. (CVE-2008-1514, Important) - the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could have allowed a local unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) - Tobias Klein reported a missing check in the Linux kernel's Open Sound System (OSS) implementation. This deficiency could have led to an information leak. (CVE-2008-3272, Moderate) - a potential denial of service attack was discovered in the Linux kernel's PWC USB video driver. A local unprivileged user could have used this flaw to bring the kernel USB subsystem into the busy-waiting state. (CVE-2007-5093, Low) - the ext2 and ext3 file systems code failed to properly handle corrupted data structures, leading to a possible local denial of service issue when read or write operations were performed. (CVE-2008-3528, Low) In addition, these updated packages fix the following bugs : - when using the CIFS 'forcedirectio' option, appending to an open file on a CIFS share resulted in that file being overwritten with the data to be appended. - a kernel panic occurred when a device with PCI ID 8086:10c8 was present on a system with a loaded ixgbe driver. - due to an aacraid driver regression, the kernel failed to boot when trying to load the aacraid driver and printed the following error message: 'aac_srb: aac_fib_send failed with status: 8195'. - due to an mpt driver regression, when RAID 1 was configured on Primergy systems with an LSI SCSI IME 53C1020/1030 controller, the kernel panicked during boot. - the mpt driver produced a large number of extraneous debugging messages when performing a 'Host reset' operation. - due to a regression in the sym driver, the kernel panicked when a SCSI hot swap was performed using MCP18 hardware. - all cores on a multi-core system now scale their frequencies in accordance with the policy set by the system's CPU frequency governor. - the netdump subsystem suffered from several stability issues. These are addressed in this updated kernel. - under certain conditions, the ext3 file system reported a negative count of used blocks. - reading /proc/self/mem incorrectly returned 'Invalid argument' instead of 'input/output error' due to a regression. - under certain conditions, the kernel panicked when a USB device was removed while the system was busy accessing the device. - a race condition in the kernel could have led to a kernel crash during the creation of a new process.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60497
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60497
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1653.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service or privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2007-6716 Joe Jin reported a local denial of service vulnerability that allows system users to trigger an oops due to an improperly initialized data structure. - CVE-2008-1514 Jan Kratochvil reported a local denial of service vulnerability in the ptrace interface for the s390 architecture. Local users can trigger an invalid pointer dereference, leading to a system panic. - CVE-2008-3276 Eugene Teo reported an integer overflow in the DCCP subsystem that may allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service in the form of a kernel panic. - CVE-2008-3525 Eugene Teo reported a lack of capability checks in the kernel driver for Granch SBNI12 leased line adapters (sbni), allowing local users to perform privileged operations. - CVE-2008-3833 The S_ISUID/S_ISGID bits were not being cleared during an inode splice, which, under certain conditions, can be exploited by local users to obtain the privileges of a group for which they are not a member. Mark Fasheh reported this issue. - CVE-2008-4210 David Watson reported an issue in the open()/creat() system calls which, under certain conditions, can be exploited by local users to obtain the privileges of a group for which they are not a member. - CVE-2008-4302 A coding error in the splice subsystem allows local users to attempt to unlock a page structure that has not been locked, resulting in a system crash.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 34392
    published 2008-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34392
    title Debian DSA-1653-1 : linux-2.6 - denial of service/privilege escalation
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0972.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0972 : Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues and fix various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. 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. * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Direct-IO implementation. This could have allowed a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6716, Important) * when running ptrace in 31-bit mode on an IBM S/390 or IBM System z kernel, a local unprivileged user could cause a denial of service by reading from or writing into a padding area in the user_regs_struct32 structure. (CVE-2008-1514, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could have allowed a local unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * Tobias Klein reported a missing check in the Linux kernel's Open Sound System (OSS) implementation. This deficiency could have led to an information leak. (CVE-2008-3272, Moderate) * a potential denial of service attack was discovered in the Linux kernel's PWC USB video driver. A local unprivileged user could have used this flaw to bring the kernel USB subsystem into the busy-waiting state. (CVE-2007-5093, Low) * the ext2 and ext3 file systems code failed to properly handle corrupted data structures, leading to a possible local denial of service issue when read or write operations were performed. (CVE-2008-3528, Low) In addition, these updated packages fix the following bugs : * when using the CIFS 'forcedirectio' option, appending to an open file on a CIFS share resulted in that file being overwritten with the data to be appended. * a kernel panic occurred when a device with PCI ID 8086:10c8 was present on a system with a loaded ixgbe driver. * due to an aacraid driver regression, the kernel failed to boot when trying to load the aacraid driver and printed the following error message: 'aac_srb: aac_fib_send failed with status: 8195'. * due to an mpt driver regression, when RAID 1 was configured on Primergy systems with an LSI SCSI IME 53C1020/1030 controller, the kernel panicked during boot. * the mpt driver produced a large number of extraneous debugging messages when performing a 'Host reset' operation. * due to a regression in the sym driver, the kernel panicked when a SCSI hot swap was performed using MCP18 hardware. * all cores on a multi-core system now scale their frequencies in accordance with the policy set by the system's CPU frequency governor. * the netdump subsystem suffered from several stability issues. These are addressed in this updated kernel. * under certain conditions, the ext3 file system reported a negative count of used blocks. * reading /proc/self/mem incorrectly returned 'Invalid argument' instead of 'input/output error' due to a regression. * under certain conditions, the kernel panicked when a USB device was removed while the system was busy accessing the device. * a race condition in the kernel could have led to a kernel crash during the creation of a new process. All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67762
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67762
    title Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0972)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5735.NASL
    description This patch updates the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 kernel. It fixes various bugs and security issues. The following security issues are addressed : - fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by creating an executable file in a setgid directory through the (1) truncate or (2) ftruncate function in conjunction with memory-mapped I/O. (CVE-2008-4210) - The ext[234] filesystem code fails to properly handle corrupted data structures. With a mounted filesystem image or partition that have corrupted dir->i_size and dir->i_blocks, a user performing either a read or write operation on the mounted image or partition can lead to a possible denial of service by spamming the logfile. (CVE-2008-3528) - fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly zero out the dio struct, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS), as demonstrated by a certain fio test. (CVE-2007-6716) All other bugfixes can be found by looking at the RPM changelog.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-05-31
    plugin id 59134
    published 2012-05-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59134
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux Kernel (x86_64) (ZYPP Patch Number 5735)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0957.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0957 : Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues and fix various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. [Updated 12th November 2008] The original packages distributed with this errata had a bug which prevented the Xen kernel booting on older hardware. We have updated the packages to correct this bug. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. * the Xen implementation did not prevent applications running in a para-virtualized guest from modifying CR4 TSC. This could cause a local denial of service. (CVE-2007-5907, Important) * Tavis Ormandy reported missing boundary checks in the Virtual Dynamic Shared Objects (vDSO) implementation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service or escalate privileges. (CVE-2008-3527, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, CVE-2008-3833, Important) * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel splice implementation. This could cause a local denial of service when there is a certain failure in the add_to_page_cache_lru() function. (CVE-2008-4302, Important) * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel when running on AMD64 systems. During a context switch, EFLAGS were being neither saved nor restored. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2006-5755, Low) * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel virtual memory implementation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2372, Low) * an integer overflow was discovered in the Linux kernel Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation. This could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. By default, remote DCCP is blocked by SELinux. (CVE-2008-3276, Low) In addition, these updated packages fix the following bugs : * random32() seeding has been improved. * in a multi-core environment, a race between the QP async event-handler and the destro_qp() function could occur. This led to unpredictable results during invalid memory access, which could lead to a kernel crash. * a format string was omitted in the call to the request_module() function. * a stack overflow caused by an infinite recursion bug in the binfmt_misc kernel module was corrected. * the ata_scsi_rbuf_get() and ata_scsi_rbuf_put() functions now check for scatterlist usage before calling kmap_atomic(). * a sentinel NUL byte was added to the device_write() function to ensure that lspace.name is NUL-terminated. * in the character device driver, a range_is_allowed() check was added to the read_mem() and write_mem() functions. It was possible for an illegitimate application to bypass these checks, and access /dev/mem beyond the 1M limit by calling mmap_mem() instead. Also, the parameters of range_is_allowed() were changed to cleanly handle greater than 32-bits of physical address on 32-bit architectures. * some of the newer Nehalem-based systems declare their CPU DSDT entries as type 'Alias'. During boot, this caused an 'Error attaching device data' message to be logged. * the evtchn event channel device lacked locks and memory barriers. This has led to xenstore becoming unresponsive on the Itanium(r) architecture. * sending of gratuitous ARP packets in the Xen frontend network driver is now delayed until the backend signals that its carrier status has been processed by the stack. * on forcedeth devices, whenever setting ethtool parameters for link speed, the device could stop receiving interrupts. * the CIFS 'forcedirectio' option did not allow text to be appended to files. * the gettimeofday() function returned a backwards time on Intel(r) 64. * residual-count corrections during UNDERRUN handling were added to the qla2xxx driver. * the fix for a small quirk was removed for certain Adaptec controllers for which it caused problems. * the 'xm trigger init' command caused a domain panic if a userland application was running on a guest on the Intel(r) 64 architecture. Users of kernel should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67758
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67758
    title Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0957)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0973.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues and fix various 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. This update addresses the following security issues : * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, 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 user to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * a buffer overflow flaw was found in Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, Moderate) * multiple NULL pointer dereferences were found in various Linux kernel network drivers. These drivers were missing checks for terminal validity, which could allow privilege escalation. (CVE-2008-2812, Moderate) * a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual filesystem (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) This update also fixes the following bugs : * the incorrect kunmap function was used in nfs_xdr_readlinkres. kunmap() was used where kunmap_atomic() should have been. As a consequence, if an NFSv2 or NFSv3 server exported a volume containing a symlink which included a path equal to or longer than the local system's PATH_MAX, accessing the link caused a kernel oops. This has been corrected in this update. * mptctl_gettargetinfo did not check if pIoc3 was NULL before using it as a pointer. This caused a kernel panic in mptctl_gettargetinfo in some circumstances. A check has been added which prevents this. * lost tick compensation code in the timer interrupt routine triggered without apparent cause. When running as a fully-virtualized client, this spurious triggering caused the 64-bit version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 to present highly inaccurate times. With this update the lost tick compensation code is turned off when the operating system is running as a fully-virtualized client under Xen or VMware(r). All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users should install this updated kernel which addresses these vulnerabilities and fixes these bugs.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 35186
    published 2008-12-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35186
    title CentOS 3 : kernel (CESA-2008:0973)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0972.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues and fix various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. 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. * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Direct-IO implementation. This could have allowed a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6716, Important) * when running ptrace in 31-bit mode on an IBM S/390 or IBM System z kernel, a local unprivileged user could cause a denial of service by reading from or writing into a padding area in the user_regs_struct32 structure. (CVE-2008-1514, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could have allowed a local unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * Tobias Klein reported a missing check in the Linux kernel's Open Sound System (OSS) implementation. This deficiency could have led to an information leak. (CVE-2008-3272, Moderate) * a potential denial of service attack was discovered in the Linux kernel's PWC USB video driver. A local unprivileged user could have used this flaw to bring the kernel USB subsystem into the busy-waiting state. (CVE-2007-5093, Low) * the ext2 and ext3 file systems code failed to properly handle corrupted data structures, leading to a possible local denial of service issue when read or write operations were performed. (CVE-2008-3528, Low) In addition, these updated packages fix the following bugs : * when using the CIFS 'forcedirectio' option, appending to an open file on a CIFS share resulted in that file being overwritten with the data to be appended. * a kernel panic occurred when a device with PCI ID 8086:10c8 was present on a system with a loaded ixgbe driver. * due to an aacraid driver regression, the kernel failed to boot when trying to load the aacraid driver and printed the following error message: 'aac_srb: aac_fib_send failed with status: 8195'. * due to an mpt driver regression, when RAID 1 was configured on Primergy systems with an LSI SCSI IME 53C1020/1030 controller, the kernel panicked during boot. * the mpt driver produced a large number of extraneous debugging messages when performing a 'Host reset' operation. * due to a regression in the sym driver, the kernel panicked when a SCSI hot swap was performed using MCP18 hardware. * all cores on a multi-core system now scale their frequencies in accordance with the policy set by the system's CPU frequency governor. * the netdump subsystem suffered from several stability issues. These are addressed in this updated kernel. * under certain conditions, the ext3 file system reported a negative count of used blocks. * reading /proc/self/mem incorrectly returned 'Invalid argument' instead of 'input/output error' due to a regression. * under certain conditions, the kernel panicked when a USB device was removed while the system was busy accessing the device. * a race condition in the kernel could have led to a kernel crash during the creation of a new process. All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 34841
    published 2008-11-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34841
    title RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0972)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0972.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues and fix various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. 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. * a flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Direct-IO implementation. This could have allowed a local unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6716, Important) * when running ptrace in 31-bit mode on an IBM S/390 or IBM System z kernel, a local unprivileged user could cause a denial of service by reading from or writing into a padding area in the user_regs_struct32 structure. (CVE-2008-1514, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could have allowed a local unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * Tobias Klein reported a missing check in the Linux kernel's Open Sound System (OSS) implementation. This deficiency could have led to an information leak. (CVE-2008-3272, Moderate) * a potential denial of service attack was discovered in the Linux kernel's PWC USB video driver. A local unprivileged user could have used this flaw to bring the kernel USB subsystem into the busy-waiting state. (CVE-2007-5093, Low) * the ext2 and ext3 file systems code failed to properly handle corrupted data structures, leading to a possible local denial of service issue when read or write operations were performed. (CVE-2008-3528, Low) In addition, these updated packages fix the following bugs : * when using the CIFS 'forcedirectio' option, appending to an open file on a CIFS share resulted in that file being overwritten with the data to be appended. * a kernel panic occurred when a device with PCI ID 8086:10c8 was present on a system with a loaded ixgbe driver. * due to an aacraid driver regression, the kernel failed to boot when trying to load the aacraid driver and printed the following error message: 'aac_srb: aac_fib_send failed with status: 8195'. * due to an mpt driver regression, when RAID 1 was configured on Primergy systems with an LSI SCSI IME 53C1020/1030 controller, the kernel panicked during boot. * the mpt driver produced a large number of extraneous debugging messages when performing a 'Host reset' operation. * due to a regression in the sym driver, the kernel panicked when a SCSI hot swap was performed using MCP18 hardware. * all cores on a multi-core system now scale their frequencies in accordance with the policy set by the system's CPU frequency governor. * the netdump subsystem suffered from several stability issues. These are addressed in this updated kernel. * under certain conditions, the ext3 file system reported a negative count of used blocks. * reading /proc/self/mem incorrectly returned 'Invalid argument' instead of 'input/output error' due to a regression. * under certain conditions, the kernel panicked when a USB device was removed while the system was busy accessing the device. * a race condition in the kernel could have led to a kernel crash during the creation of a new process. All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 37341
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37341
    title CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2008:0972)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0973.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues and fix various 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. This update addresses the following security issues : * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, 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 user to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * a buffer overflow flaw was found in Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, Moderate) * multiple NULL pointer dereferences were found in various Linux kernel network drivers. These drivers were missing checks for terminal validity, which could allow privilege escalation. (CVE-2008-2812, Moderate) * a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual filesystem (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) This update also fixes the following bugs : * the incorrect kunmap function was used in nfs_xdr_readlinkres. kunmap() was used where kunmap_atomic() should have been. As a consequence, if an NFSv2 or NFSv3 server exported a volume containing a symlink which included a path equal to or longer than the local system's PATH_MAX, accessing the link caused a kernel oops. This has been corrected in this update. * mptctl_gettargetinfo did not check if pIoc3 was NULL before using it as a pointer. This caused a kernel panic in mptctl_gettargetinfo in some circumstances. A check has been added which prevents this. * lost tick compensation code in the timer interrupt routine triggered without apparent cause. When running as a fully-virtualized client, this spurious triggering caused the 64-bit version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 to present highly inaccurate times. With this update the lost tick compensation code is turned off when the operating system is running as a fully-virtualized client under Xen or VMware(r). All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users should install this updated kernel which addresses these vulnerabilities and fixes these bugs.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 35190
    published 2008-12-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35190
    title RHEL 3 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0973)
oval via4
  • accepted 2010-01-11T04:01:38.344-05:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    name Michael Wood
    organization Hewlett-Packard
    definition_extensions
    comment VMware ESX Server 3.5.0 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5887
    description fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by creating an executable file in a setgid directory through the (1) truncate or (2) ftruncate function in conjunction with memory-mapped I/O.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6386
    status accepted
    submitted 2009-09-23T15:39:02.000-04:00
    title Linux Kernel 'truncate()' Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
    version 4
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:19:53.631-04:00
    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
    • 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 fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by creating an executable file in a setgid directory through the (1) truncate or (2) ftruncate function in conjunction with memory-mapped I/O.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9511
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by creating an executable file in a setgid directory through the (1) truncate or (2) ftruncate function in conjunction with memory-mapped I/O.
    version 24
redhat via4
advisories
  • bugzilla
    id 469647
    title add multi-core support to cpufreq driver
    oval
    AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060016001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080972002
        • comment kernel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689003
      • AND
        • comment kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080972004
        • comment kernel-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689005
      • AND
        • comment kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080972022
        • comment kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689019
      • AND
        • comment kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080972020
        • comment kernel-hugemem is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689017
      • AND
        • comment kernel-hugemem-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080972018
        • comment kernel-hugemem-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689015
      • AND
        • comment kernel-largesmp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080972008
        • comment kernel-largesmp is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689013
      • AND
        • comment kernel-largesmp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080972006
        • comment kernel-largesmp-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689009
      • AND
        • comment kernel-smp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080972010
        • comment kernel-smp is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689011
      • AND
        • comment kernel-smp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080972012
        • comment kernel-smp-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689007
      • AND
        • comment kernel-xenU is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080972014
        • comment kernel-xenU is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070488009
      • AND
        • comment kernel-xenU-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080972016
        • comment kernel-xenU-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070488011
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0972
    released 2008-11-19
    severity Important
    title RHSA-2008:0972: kernel security and bug fix update (Important)
  • bugzilla
    id 463661
    title CVE-2008-4210 kernel: open() call allows setgid bit when user is not in new file's group
    oval
    AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060015001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment kernel is earlier than 0:2.4.21-58.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080973002
        • comment kernel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689003
      • AND
        • comment kernel-BOOT is earlier than 0:2.4.21-58.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080973014
        • comment kernel-BOOT is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710015
      • AND
        • comment kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.4.21-58.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080973006
        • comment kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689019
      • AND
        • comment kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.4.21-58.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080973016
        • comment kernel-hugemem is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689017
      • AND
        • comment kernel-hugemem-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-58.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080973018
        • comment kernel-hugemem-unsupported is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710017
      • AND
        • comment kernel-smp is earlier than 0:2.4.21-58.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080973008
        • comment kernel-smp is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689011
      • AND
        • comment kernel-smp-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-58.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080973010
        • comment kernel-smp-unsupported is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710011
      • AND
        • comment kernel-source is earlier than 0:2.4.21-58.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080973004
        • comment kernel-source is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710007
      • AND
        • comment kernel-unsupported is earlier than 0:2.4.21-58.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080973012
        • comment kernel-unsupported is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060710009
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0973
    released 2008-12-16
    severity Important
    title RHSA-2008:0973: kernel security and bug fix update (Important)
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0787
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0957
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  • kernel-PAE-0:2.6.18-92.1.18.el5
  • kernel-PAE-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.18.el5
  • kernel-debug-0:2.6.18-92.1.18.el5
  • kernel-debug-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.18.el5
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.18.el5
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.18-92.1.18.el5
  • kernel-headers-0:2.6.18-92.1.18.el5
  • kernel-kdump-0:2.6.18-92.1.18.el5
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.18.el5
  • kernel-xen-0:2.6.18-92.1.18.el5
  • kernel-xen-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.18.el5
  • kernel-0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
  • kernel-smp-0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
  • kernel-smp-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
  • kernel-xenU-0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
  • kernel-xenU-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.8.EL
  • kernel-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-BOOT-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-doc-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-unsupported-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-smp-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-smp-unsupported-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-source-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-unsupported-0:2.4.21-58.EL
refmap via4
bid 31368
confirm
debian DSA-1653
mandriva MDVSA-2008:220
mlist
  • [oss-security] 20080924 CVE request: kernel: open() call allows setgid bit when user is not in new file's group
  • [oss-security] 20080924 Re: CVE request: kernel: open() call allows setgid bit when user is not in new file's group
secunia
  • 32237
  • 32344
  • 32356
  • 32485
  • 32759
  • 32799
  • 32918
  • 33201
  • 33280
suse
  • SUSE-SA:2008:051
  • SUSE-SA:2008:056
  • SUSE-SA:2008:057
  • SUSE-SR:2008:025
ubuntu USN-679-1
xf linux-kernel-open-privilege-escalation(45539)
Last major update 29-10-2012 - 23:16
Published 29-09-2008 - 13:17
Last modified 28-09-2017 - 21:32
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