ID CVE-2008-5702
Summary Buffer underflow in the ibwdt_ioctl function in drivers/watchdog/ib700wdt.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-rc1 might allow local users to have an unknown impact via a certain /dev/watchdog WDIOC_SETTIMEOUT IOCTL call.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.27
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.27
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36
  • 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:2.4.36.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.2
  • 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:2.4.36.4
    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:2.4.36.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.6
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18
  • 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 2.6.18 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
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Release Candidate 5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Release Candidate 6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Release Candidate 7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.19.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.4
  • 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 2.6.19.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.16
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.16
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.17
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.17
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.18
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.18
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.19
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.19
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.20
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.20
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.21
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.21
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.21.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.5
  • 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
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.8
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.8
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.9
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.9
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.10
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.10
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.11
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.11
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.12
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.12
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.13
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.13
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.14
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.14
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.15
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.15
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.17
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.17
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.18
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.18
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.19
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.19
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.20
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.20
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.21
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.21
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.22
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.22
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc1
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.8
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.8
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.9
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.9
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.10
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.10
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.11
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.11
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.12
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.12
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.13
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.13
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.16
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.15
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.16
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.16
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.17
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.17
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23_rc1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23_rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.7
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc1
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc4
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.1
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.1:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.1:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.2
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.2:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.2:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.3
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.3:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.3:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.4
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.4:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.4:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.5
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.5:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.5:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.6
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.6:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.6:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.7
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.7:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.7:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.8
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.8
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.8:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.8:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.9
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.9
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.9:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.9:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.10
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.10
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.10:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.10:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.11
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.11
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.11:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.11:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.12
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.12
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.12:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.12:-:x86_64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.13
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.13
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.14
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.14
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.15
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.15
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.16
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.16
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.17
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.17
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.27
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.28
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.28
CVSS
Base: 7.2 (as of 22-12-2008 - 15:08)
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 Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-715-1.NASL
    description Hugo Dias discovered that the ATM subsystem did not correctly manage socket counts. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5079) It was discovered that the inotify subsystem contained watch removal race conditions. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5182) Dann Frazier discovered that in certain situations sendmsg did not correctly release allocated memory. A local attacker could exploit this to force the system to run out of free memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5300) Helge Deller discovered that PA-RISC stack unwinding was not handled correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading do a denial of service. This did not affect official Ubuntu kernels, but was fixed in the source for anyone performing HPPA kernel builds. (CVE-2008-5395) It was discovered that the ATA subsystem did not correctly set timeouts. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5700) It was discovered that the ib700 watchdog timer did not correctly check buffer sizes. A local attacker could send a specially crafted ioctl to the device to cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5702). 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 36279
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36279
    title Ubuntu 8.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-715-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_KERNEL-090114.NASL
    description This update fixes various security issues and several bugs in the openSUSE 11.0 kernel. It was also updated to the stable version 2.6.25.20. CVE-2008-5702: Buffer underflow in the ibwdt_ioctl function in drivers/watchdog/ib700wdt.c might allow local users to have an unknown impact via a certain /dev/watchdog WDIOC_SETTIMEOUT IOCTL call. CVE-2008-5700: libata did not set minimum timeouts for SG_IO requests, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (Programmed I/O mode on drives) via multiple simultaneous invocations of an unspecified test program. CVE-2008-5079: net/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem allowed local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) by making two calls to svc_listen for the same socket, and then reading a /proc/net/atm/*vc file, related to corruption of the vcc table. CVE-2008-5300: Linux kernel 2.6.28 allows local users to cause a denial of service ('soft lockup' and process loss) via a large number of sendmsg function calls, which does not block during AF_UNIX garbage collection and triggers an OOM condition, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-5029. CVE-2008-5029: The __scm_destroy function in net/core/scm.c makes indirect recursive calls to itself through calls to the fput function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via vectors related to sending an SCM_RIGHTS message through a UNIX domain socket and closing file descriptors. CVE-2008-4933: Buffer overflow in the hfsplus_find_cat function in fs/hfsplus/catalog.c allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or system crash) via an hfsplus filesystem image with an invalid catalog namelength field, related to the hfsplus_cat_build_key_uni function. CVE-2008-5025: Stack-based buffer overflow in the hfs_cat_find_brec function in fs/hfs/catalog.c allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or system crash) via an hfs filesystem image with an invalid catalog namelength field, a related issue to CVE-2008-4933. CVE-2008-5182: The inotify functionality might allow local users to gain privileges via unknown vectors related to race conditions in inotify watch removal and umount. CVE-2008-3831: The i915 driver in drivers/char/drm/i915_dma.c does not restrict the DRM_I915_HWS_ADDR ioctl to the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) master, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted ioctl call, related to absence of the DRM_MASTER and DRM_ROOT_ONLY flags in the ioctl's configuration. CVE-2008-4554: The do_splice_from function in fs/splice.c did not reject file descriptors that have the O_APPEND flag set, which allows local users to bypass append mode and make arbitrary changes to other locations in the file.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 40011
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40011
    title openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-423)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1787.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-2008-4307 Bryn M. Reeves reported a denial of service in the NFS filesystem. Local users can trigger a kernel BUG() due to a race condition in the do_setlk function. - CVE-2008-5079 Hugo Dias reported a DoS condition in the ATM subsystem that can be triggered by a local user by calling the svc_listen function twice on the same socket and reading /proc/net/atm/*vc. - CVE-2008-5395 Helge Deller discovered a denial of service condition that allows local users on PA-RISC systems to crash a system by attempting to unwind a stack containing userspace addresses. - CVE-2008-5700 Alan Cox discovered a lack of minimum timeouts on SG_IO requests, which allows local users of systems using ATA to cause a denial of service by forcing drives into PIO mode. - CVE-2008-5701 Vlad Malov reported an issue on 64-bit MIPS systems where a local user could cause a system crash by crafing a malicious binary which makes o32 syscalls with a number less than 4000. - CVE-2008-5702 Zvonimir Rakamaric reported an off-by-one error in the ib700wdt watchdog driver which allows local users to cause a buffer underflow by making a specially crafted WDIOC_SETTIMEOUT ioctl call. - CVE-2009-0028 Chris Evans discovered a situation in which a child process can send an arbitrary signal to its parent. - CVE-2009-0029 Christian Borntraeger discovered an issue effecting the alpha, mips, powerpc, s390 and sparc64 architectures that allows local users to cause a denial of service or potentially gain elevated privileges. - CVE-2009-0031 Vegard Nossum discovered a memory leak in the keyctl subsystem that allows local users to cause a denial of service by consuming all of kernel memory. - CVE-2009-0065 Wei Yongjun discovered a memory overflow in the SCTP implementation that can be triggered by remote users, permitting remote code execution. - CVE-2009-0269 Duane Griffin provided a fix for an issue in the eCryptfs subsystem which allows local users to cause a denial of service (fault or memory corruption). - CVE-2009-0322 Pavel Roskin provided a fix for an issue in the dell_rbu driver that allows a local user to cause a denial of service (oops) by reading 0 bytes from a sysfs entry. - CVE-2009-0675 Roel Kluin discovered inverted logic in the skfddi driver that permits local, unprivileged users to reset the driver statistics. - CVE-2009-0676 Clement LECIGNE discovered a bug in the sock_getsockopt function that may result in leaking sensitive kernel memory. - CVE-2009-0745 Peter Kerwien discovered an issue in the ext4 filesystem that allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel oops) during a resize operation. - CVE-2009-0834 Roland McGrath discovered an issue on amd64 kernels that allows local users to circumvent system call audit configurations which filter based on the syscall numbers or argument details. - CVE-2009-0859 Jiri Olsa discovered that a local user can cause a denial of service (system hang) using a SHM_INFO shmctl call on kernels compiled with CONFIG_SHMEM disabled. This issue does not affect prebuilt Debian kernels. - CVE-2009-1046 Mikulas Patocka reported an issue in the console subsystem that allows a local user to cause memory corruption by selecting a small number of 3-byte UTF-8 characters. - CVE-2009-1192 Shaohua Li reported an issue in the AGP subsystem that may allow local users to read sensitive kernel memory due to a leak of uninitialized memory. - CVE-2009-1242 Benjamin Gilbert reported a local denial of service vulnerability in the KVM VMX implementation that allows local users to trigger an oops. - CVE-2009-1265 Thomas Pollet reported an overflow in the af_rose implementation that allows remote attackers to retrieve uninitialized kernel memory that may contain sensitive data. - CVE-2009-1337 Oleg Nesterov discovered an issue in the exit_notify function that allows local users to send an arbitrary signal to a process by running a program that modifies the exit_signal field and then uses an exec system call to launch a setuid application. - CVE-2009-1338 Daniel Hokka Zakrisson discovered that a kill(-1) is permitted to reach processes outside of the current process namespace. - CVE-2009-1439 Pavan Naregundi reported an issue in the CIFS filesystem code that allows remote users to overwrite memory via a long nativeFileSystem field in a Tree Connect response during mount.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 38668
    published 2009-05-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=38668
    title Debian DSA-1787-1 : linux-2.6.24 - denial of service/privilege escalation/information leak
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2009-0014.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. This update addresses the following security issues : * the sendmsg() function in the Linux kernel did not block during UNIX socket garbage collection. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-5300, Important) * when fput() was called to close a socket, the __scm_destroy() function in the Linux kernel could make indirect recursive calls to itself. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-5029, Important) * a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual file system (VFS) implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to make a series of file creations within deleted directories, possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3275, Moderate) * a buffer underflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel IB700 SBC watchdog timer driver. This deficiency could lead to a possible information leak. By default, the '/dev/watchdog' device is accessible only to the root user. (CVE-2008-5702, Low) * the hfs and hfsplus file systems code failed to properly handle corrupted data structures. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-4933, CVE-2008-5025, Low) * a flaw was found in the hfsplus file system implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service when write operations were performed. (CVE-2008-4934, Low) This update also fixes the following bugs : * when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6 and 4.7 on some systems running Intel(r) CPUs, the cpuspeed daemon did not run, preventing the CPU speed from being changed, such as not being reduced to an idle state when not in use. * mmap() could be used to gain access to beyond the first megabyte of RAM, due to insufficient checks in the Linux kernel code. Checks have been added to prevent this. * attempting to turn keyboard LEDs on and off rapidly on keyboards with slow keyboard controllers, may have caused key presses to fail. * after migrating a hypervisor guest, the MAC address table was not updated, causing packet loss and preventing network connections to the guest. Now, a gratuitous ARP request is sent after migration. This refreshes the ARP caches, minimizing network downtime. * writing crash dumps with diskdump may have caused a kernel panic on Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) systems with certain memory configurations. * on big-endian systems, such as PowerPC, the getsockopt() function incorrectly returned 0 depending on the parameters passed to it when the time to live (TTL) value equaled 255, possibly causing memory corruption and application crashes. * a problem in the kernel packages provided by the RHSA-2008:0508 advisory caused the Linux kernel's built-in memory copy procedure to return the wrong error code after recovering from a page fault on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. This may have caused other Linux kernel functions to return wrong error codes. * a divide-by-zero bug in the Linux kernel process scheduler, which may have caused kernel panics on certain systems, has been resolved. * the netconsole kernel module caused the Linux kernel to hang when slave interfaces of bonded network interfaces were started, resulting in a system hang or kernel panic when restarting the network. * the '/proc/xen/' directory existed even if systems were not running Red Hat Virtualization. This may have caused problems for third-party software that checks virtualization-ability based on the existence of '/proc/xen/'. Note: this update will remove the '/proc/xen/' directory on systems not running Red Hat Virtualization. All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 43727
    published 2010-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43727
    title CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2009:0014)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-714-1.NASL
    description Hugo Dias discovered that the ATM subsystem did not correctly manage socket counts. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5079) It was discovered that the libertas wireless driver did not correctly handle beacon and probe responses. A physically near-by attacker could generate specially crafted wireless network traffic and cause a denial of service. Ubuntu 6.06 was not affected. (CVE-2008-5134) It was discovered that the inotify subsystem contained watch removal race conditions. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5182) Dann Frazier discovered that in certain situations sendmsg did not correctly release allocated memory. A local attacker could exploit this to force the system to run out of free memory, leading to a denial of service. Ubuntu 6.06 was not affected. (CVE-2008-5300) It was discovered that the ATA subsystem did not correctly set timeouts. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5700) It was discovered that the ib700 watchdog timer did not correctly check buffer sizes. A local attacker could send a specially crafted ioctl to the device to cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5702) It was discovered that in certain situations the network scheduler did not correctly handle very large levels of traffic. A local attacker could produce a high volume of UDP traffic resulting in a system hang, leading to a denial of service. Ubuntu 8.04 was not affected. (CVE-2008-5713). 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 36454
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36454
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : linux-source-2.6.15/22, linux vulnerabilities (USN-714-1)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20090114_KERNEL_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    description This update addresses the following security issues : - the sendmsg() function in the Linux kernel did not block during UNIX socket garbage collection. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-5300, Important) - when fput() was called to close a socket, the __scm_destroy() function in the Linux kernel could make indirect recursive calls to itself. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-5029, Important) - a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual file system (VFS) implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to make a series of file creations within deleted directories, possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3275, Moderate) - a buffer underflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel IB700 SBC watchdog timer driver. This deficiency could lead to a possible information leak. By default, the '/dev/watchdog' device is accessible only to the root user. (CVE-2008-5702, Low) - the hfs and hfsplus file systems code failed to properly handle corrupted data structures. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-4933, CVE-2008-5025, Low) - a flaw was found in the hfsplus file system implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service when write operations were performed. (CVE-2008-4934, Low) This update also fixes the following bugs : - when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6 and 4.7 on some systems running Intel® CPUs, the cpuspeed daemon did not run, preventing the CPU speed from being changed, such as not being reduced to an idle state when not in use. - mmap() could be used to gain access to beyond the first megabyte of RAM, due to insufficient checks in the Linux kernel code. Checks have been added to prevent this. - attempting to turn keyboard LEDs on and off rapidly on keyboards with slow keyboard controllers, may have caused key presses to fail. - after migrating a hypervisor guest, the MAC address table was not updated, causing packet loss and preventing network connections to the guest. Now, a gratuitous ARP request is sent after migration. This refreshes the ARP caches, minimizing network downtime. - writing crash dumps with diskdump may have caused a kernel panic on Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) systems with certain memory configurations. - on big-endian systems, such as PowerPC, the getsockopt() function incorrectly returned 0 depending on the parameters passed to it when the time to live (TTL) value equaled 255, possibly causing memory corruption and application crashes. - a problem in the kernel packages provided by the RHSA-2008:0508 advisory caused the Linux kernel's built-in memory copy procedure to return the wrong error code after recovering from a page fault on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. This may have caused other Linux kernel functions to return wrong error codes. - a divide-by-zero bug in the Linux kernel process scheduler, which may have caused kernel panics on certain systems, has been resolved. - the netconsole kernel module caused the Linux kernel to hang when slave interfaces of bonded network interfaces were started, resulting in a system hang or kernel panic when restarting the network. - the '/proc/xen/' directory existed even if systems were not running Red Hat Virtualization. This may have caused problems for third-party software that checks virtualization-ability based on the existence of '/proc/xen/'. Note: this update will remove the '/proc/xen/' directory on systems not running Red Hat Virtualization. This updated kernel-utils package adds an enhancement in the way of proper support for user-space frequency-scaling on multi-core systems.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60520
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60520
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-6274.NASL
    description This kernel update for openSUSE 10.3 fixes some bugs and several security problems. The following security issues are fixed: A local denial of service problem in the splice(2) system call. CVE-2009-0834: The audit_syscall_entry function in the Linux kernel on the x86_64 platform did not properly handle (1) a 32-bit process making a 64-bit syscall or (2) a 64-bit process making a 32-bit syscall, which allows local users to bypass certain syscall audit configurations via crafted syscalls. CVE-2009-1072: nfsd in the Linux kernel did not drop the CAP_MKNOD capability before handling a user request in a thread, which allows local users to create device nodes, as demonstrated on a filesystem that has been exported with the root_squash option. CVE-2009-0835 The __secure_computing function in kernel/seccomp.c in the seccomp subsystem in the Linux kernel on the x86_64 platform, when CONFIG_SECCOMP is enabled, does not properly handle (1) a 32-bit process making a 64-bit syscall or (2) a 64-bit process making a 32-bit syscall, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions via crafted syscalls that are misinterpreted as (a) stat or (b) chmod. CVE-2009-1439: Buffer overflow in fs/cifs/connect.c in CIFS in the Linux kernel 2.6.29 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or potential code execution via a long nativeFileSystem field in a Tree Connect response to an SMB mount request. This requires that kernel can be made to mount a 'cifs' filesystem from a malicious CIFS server. CVE-2009-1337: The exit_notify function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel did not restrict exit signals when the CAP_KILL capability is held, which allows local users to send an arbitrary signal to a process by running a program that modifies the exit_signal field and then uses an exec system call to launch a setuid application. CVE-2009-0859: The shm_get_stat function in ipc/shm.c in the shm subsystem in the Linux kernel, when CONFIG_SHMEM is disabled, misinterprets the data type of an inode, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) via an SHM_INFO shmctl call, as demonstrated by running the ipcs program. (SUSE is enabling CONFIG_SHMEM, so is by default not affected, the fix is just for completeness). CVE-2009-1265: Integer overflow in rose_sendmsg (sys/net/af_rose.c) in the Linux kernel might allow attackers to obtain sensitive information via a large length value, which causes 'garbage' memory to be sent. CVE-2009-0028: The clone system call in the Linux kernel allows local users to send arbitrary signals to a parent process from an unprivileged child process by launching an additional child process with the CLONE_PARENT flag, and then letting this new process exit. CVE-2009-0676: The sock_getsockopt function in net/core/sock.c in the Linux kernel does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory via an SO_BSDCOMPAT getsockopt request. CVE-2009-0322: drivers/firmware/dell_rbu.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a read system call that specifies zero bytes from the (1) image_type or (2) packet_size file in /sys/devices/platform/dell_rbu/. CVE-2009-0269: fs/ecryptfs/inode.c in the eCryptfs subsystem in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (fault or memory corruption), or possibly have unspecified other impact, via a readlink call that results in an error, leading to use of a -1 return value as an array index. CVE-2009-0065: Buffer overflow in net/sctp/sm_statefuns.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel allows remote attackers to have an unknown impact via an FWD-TSN (aka FORWARD-TSN) chunk with a large stream ID. CVE-2008-5702: Buffer underflow in the ibwdt_ioctl function in drivers/watchdog/ib700wdt.c in the Linux kernel might allow local users to have an unknown impact via a certain /dev/watchdog WDIOC_SETTIMEOUT IOCTL call. CVE-2008-4554: The do_splice_from function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel does not reject file descriptors that have the O_APPEND flag set, which allows local users to bypass append mode and make arbitrary changes to other locations in the file. Some other non-security bugs were fixed, please see the RPM changelog.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 39335
    published 2009-06-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39335
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-6274)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-0014.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0014 : 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. This update addresses the following security issues : * the sendmsg() function in the Linux kernel did not block during UNIX socket garbage collection. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-5300, Important) * when fput() was called to close a socket, the __scm_destroy() function in the Linux kernel could make indirect recursive calls to itself. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-5029, Important) * a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual file system (VFS) implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to make a series of file creations within deleted directories, possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3275, Moderate) * a buffer underflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel IB700 SBC watchdog timer driver. This deficiency could lead to a possible information leak. By default, the '/dev/watchdog' device is accessible only to the root user. (CVE-2008-5702, Low) * the hfs and hfsplus file systems code failed to properly handle corrupted data structures. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-4933, CVE-2008-5025, Low) * a flaw was found in the hfsplus file system implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service when write operations were performed. (CVE-2008-4934, Low) This update also fixes the following bugs : * when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6 and 4.7 on some systems running Intel(r) CPUs, the cpuspeed daemon did not run, preventing the CPU speed from being changed, such as not being reduced to an idle state when not in use. * mmap() could be used to gain access to beyond the first megabyte of RAM, due to insufficient checks in the Linux kernel code. Checks have been added to prevent this. * attempting to turn keyboard LEDs on and off rapidly on keyboards with slow keyboard controllers, may have caused key presses to fail. * after migrating a hypervisor guest, the MAC address table was not updated, causing packet loss and preventing network connections to the guest. Now, a gratuitous ARP request is sent after migration. This refreshes the ARP caches, minimizing network downtime. * writing crash dumps with diskdump may have caused a kernel panic on Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) systems with certain memory configurations. * on big-endian systems, such as PowerPC, the getsockopt() function incorrectly returned 0 depending on the parameters passed to it when the time to live (TTL) value equaled 255, possibly causing memory corruption and application crashes. * a problem in the kernel packages provided by the RHSA-2008:0508 advisory caused the Linux kernel's built-in memory copy procedure to return the wrong error code after recovering from a page fault on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. This may have caused other Linux kernel functions to return wrong error codes. * a divide-by-zero bug in the Linux kernel process scheduler, which may have caused kernel panics on certain systems, has been resolved. * the netconsole kernel module caused the Linux kernel to hang when slave interfaces of bonded network interfaces were started, resulting in a system hang or kernel panic when restarting the network. * the '/proc/xen/' directory existed even if systems were not running Red Hat Virtualization. This may have caused problems for third-party software that checks virtualization-ability based on the existence of '/proc/xen/'. Note: this update will remove the '/proc/xen/' directory on systems not running Red Hat Virtualization. All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67790
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67790
    title Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2009-0014)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-0014.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. This update addresses the following security issues : * the sendmsg() function in the Linux kernel did not block during UNIX socket garbage collection. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-5300, Important) * when fput() was called to close a socket, the __scm_destroy() function in the Linux kernel could make indirect recursive calls to itself. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-5029, Important) * a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual file system (VFS) implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to make a series of file creations within deleted directories, possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3275, Moderate) * a buffer underflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel IB700 SBC watchdog timer driver. This deficiency could lead to a possible information leak. By default, the '/dev/watchdog' device is accessible only to the root user. (CVE-2008-5702, Low) * the hfs and hfsplus file systems code failed to properly handle corrupted data structures. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-4933, CVE-2008-5025, Low) * a flaw was found in the hfsplus file system implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service when write operations were performed. (CVE-2008-4934, Low) This update also fixes the following bugs : * when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6 and 4.7 on some systems running Intel(r) CPUs, the cpuspeed daemon did not run, preventing the CPU speed from being changed, such as not being reduced to an idle state when not in use. * mmap() could be used to gain access to beyond the first megabyte of RAM, due to insufficient checks in the Linux kernel code. Checks have been added to prevent this. * attempting to turn keyboard LEDs on and off rapidly on keyboards with slow keyboard controllers, may have caused key presses to fail. * after migrating a hypervisor guest, the MAC address table was not updated, causing packet loss and preventing network connections to the guest. Now, a gratuitous ARP request is sent after migration. This refreshes the ARP caches, minimizing network downtime. * writing crash dumps with diskdump may have caused a kernel panic on Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) systems with certain memory configurations. * on big-endian systems, such as PowerPC, the getsockopt() function incorrectly returned 0 depending on the parameters passed to it when the time to live (TTL) value equaled 255, possibly causing memory corruption and application crashes. * a problem in the kernel packages provided by the RHSA-2008:0508 advisory caused the Linux kernel's built-in memory copy procedure to return the wrong error code after recovering from a page fault on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. This may have caused other Linux kernel functions to return wrong error codes. * a divide-by-zero bug in the Linux kernel process scheduler, which may have caused kernel panics on certain systems, has been resolved. * the netconsole kernel module caused the Linux kernel to hang when slave interfaces of bonded network interfaces were started, resulting in a system hang or kernel panic when restarting the network. * the '/proc/xen/' directory existed even if systems were not running Red Hat Virtualization. This may have caused problems for third-party software that checks virtualization-ability based on the existence of '/proc/xen/'. Note: this update will remove the '/proc/xen/' directory on systems not running Red Hat Virtualization. All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 35381
    published 2009-01-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35381
    title RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2009:0014)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1794.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to denial of service, privilege escalation, or information leak. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2008-4307 Bryn M. Reeves reported a denial of service in the NFS filesystem. Local users can trigger a kernel BUG() due to a race condition in the do_setlk function. - CVE-2008-5395 Helge Deller discovered a denial of service condition that allows local users on PA-RISC to crash the system by attempting to unwind a stack containing userspace addresses. - CVE-2008-5701 Vlad Malov reported an issue on 64-bit MIPS where a local user could cause a system crash by crafting a malicious binary which makes o32 syscalls with a number less than 4000. - CVE-2008-5702 Zvonimir Rakamaric reported an off-by-one error in the ib700wdt watchdog driver which allows local users to cause a buffer underflow by making a specially crafted WDIOC_SETTIMEOUT ioctl call. - CVE-2008-5713 Flavio Leitner discovered that a local user can cause a denial of service by generating large amounts of traffic on a large SMP system, resulting in soft lockups. - CVE-2009-0028 Chris Evans discovered a situation in which a child process can send an arbitrary signal to its parent. - CVE-2009-0029 Christian Borntraeger discovered an issue effecting the alpha, mips, powerpc, s390 and sparc64 architectures that allows local users to cause a denial of service or potentially gain elevated privileges. - CVE-2009-0031 Vegard Nossum discovered a memory leak in the keyctl subsystem that allows local users to cause a denial of service by consuming all available kernel memory. - CVE-2009-0065 Wei Yongjun discovered a memory overflow in the SCTP implementation that can be triggered by remote users, permitting remote code execution. - CVE-2009-0322 Pavel Roskin provided a fix for an issue in the dell_rbu driver that allows a local user to cause a denial of service (oops) by reading 0 bytes from a sysfs entry. - CVE-2009-0675 Roel Kluin discovered inverted logic in the skfddi driver that permits local, unprivileged users to reset the driver statistics. - CVE-2009-0676 Clement LECIGNE discovered a bug in the sock_getsockopt function that may result in leaking sensitive kernel memory. - CVE-2009-0834 Roland McGrath discovered an issue on amd64 kernels that allows local users to circumvent system call audit configurations which filter based on the syscall numbers or argument details. - CVE-2009-0859 Jiri Olsa discovered that a local user can cause a denial of service (system hang) using a SHM_INFO shmctl call on kernels compiled with CONFIG_SHMEM disabled. This issue does not affect prebuilt Debian kernels. - CVE-2009-1192 Shaohua Li reported an issue in the AGP subsystem that may allow local users to read sensitive kernel memory due to a leak of uninitialized memory. - CVE-2009-1265 Thomas Pollet reported an overflow in the af_rose implementation that allows remote attackers to retrieve uninitialized kernel memory that may contain sensitive data. - CVE-2009-1336 Trond Myklebust reported an issue in the encode_lookup() function in the nfs server subsystem that allows local users to cause a denial of service (oops in encode_lookup()) by use of a long filename. - CVE-2009-1337 Oleg Nesterov discovered an issue in the exit_notify function that allows local users to send an arbitrary signal to a process by running a program that modifies the exit_signal field and then uses an exec system call to launch a setuid application. - CVE-2009-1439 Pavan Naregundi reported an issue in the CIFS filesystem code that allows remote users to overwrite memory via a long nativeFileSystem field in a Tree Connect response during mount.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 38722
    published 2009-05-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=38722
    title Debian DSA-1794-1 : linux-2.6 - denial of service/privilege escalation/information leak
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5920.NASL
    description The openSUSE 10.3 kernel was updated to fix various security problems and bugs. Following security bugs were fixed : CVE-2008-5702: Buffer underflow in the ibwdt_ioctl function in drivers/watchdog/ib700wdt.c might allow local users to have an unknown impact via a certain /dev/watchdog WDIOC_SETTIMEOUT IOCTL call. CVE-2008-5079: net/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem allowed local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) by making two calls to svc_listen for the same socket, and then reading a /proc/net/atm/*vc file, related to corruption of the vcc table. CVE-2008-5029: The __scm_destroy function in net/core/scm.c makes indirect recursive calls to itself through calls to the fput function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via vectors related to sending an SCM_RIGHTS message through a UNIX domain socket and closing file descriptors. CVE-2008-5134: Buffer overflow in the lbs_process_bss function in drivers/net/wireless/libertas/scan.c in the libertas subsystem allowed remote attackers to have an unknown impact via an 'invalid beacon/probe response.' CVE-2008-4933: Buffer overflow in the hfsplus_find_cat function in fs/hfsplus/catalog.c allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or system crash) via an hfsplus filesystem image with an invalid catalog namelength field, related to the hfsplus_cat_build_key_uni function. CVE-2008-5025: Stack-based buffer overflow in the hfs_cat_find_brec function in fs/hfs/catalog.c allowed attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or system crash) via an hfs filesystem image with an invalid catalog namelength field, a related issue to CVE-2008-4933. CVE-2008-5182: The inotify functionality might allow local users to gain privileges via unknown vectors related to race conditions in inotify watch removal and umount.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 35446
    published 2009-01-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35446
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-5920)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:13:23.742-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
description Buffer underflow in the ibwdt_ioctl function in drivers/watchdog/ib700wdt.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-rc1 might allow local users to have an unknown impact via a certain /dev/watchdog WDIOC_SETTIMEOUT IOCTL call.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11344
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Buffer underflow in the ibwdt_ioctl function in drivers/watchdog/ib700wdt.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-rc1 might allow local users to have an unknown impact via a certain /dev/watchdog WDIOC_SETTIMEOUT IOCTL call.
version 23
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 476534
title Xen balloon driver on RHEL4 x86_64 with 2.6.9-78.0.1.ELsmp
oval
AND
  • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304001
  • OR
    • AND
      • comment kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090014002
      • comment kernel is signed with Red Hat master key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304003
    • AND
      • comment kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090014004
      • comment kernel-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304005
    • AND
      • comment kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090014022
      • comment kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat master key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304023
    • AND
      • comment kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090014018
      • comment kernel-hugemem is signed with Red Hat master key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304021
    • AND
      • comment kernel-hugemem-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090014020
      • comment kernel-hugemem-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304019
    • AND
      • comment kernel-largesmp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090014008
      • comment kernel-largesmp is signed with Red Hat master key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304017
    • AND
      • comment kernel-largesmp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090014006
      • comment kernel-largesmp-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304013
    • AND
      • comment kernel-smp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090014010
      • comment kernel-smp is signed with Red Hat master key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304009
    • AND
      • comment kernel-smp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090014012
      • comment kernel-smp-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304015
    • AND
      • comment kernel-xenU is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090014016
      • comment kernel-xenU is signed with Red Hat master key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304011
    • AND
      • comment kernel-xenU-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090014014
      • comment kernel-xenU-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304007
rhsa
id RHSA-2009:0014
released 2009-01-14
severity Important
title RHSA-2009:0014: kernel security and bug fix update (Important)
rpms
  • kernel-0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
  • kernel-smp-0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
  • kernel-smp-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
  • kernel-xenU-0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
  • kernel-xenU-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.13.EL
refmap via4
confirm
debian
  • DSA-1787
  • DSA-1794
mlist
  • [linux-kernel] 20081005 [PATCH 04/19] ib700wdt: Fix off by one
  • [oss-security] 20081210 CVE request: kernel: watchdog: ib700wdt.c - buffer_underflow bug
  • [oss-security] 20081216 Re: CVE request: kernel: watchdog: ib700wdt.c - buffer_underflow bug
  • [oss-security] 20081217 Re: CVE request: kernel: watchdog: ib700wdt.c - buffer_underflow bug
secunia
  • 33556
  • 33706
  • 33756
  • 34981
  • 35011
  • 35390
suse
  • SUSE-SA:2009:010
  • SUSE-SA:2009:030
ubuntu
  • USN-714-1
  • USN-715-1
xf linux-kernel-ibwdtioctl-unknown(47667)
Last major update 19-03-2012 - 00:00
Published 22-12-2008 - 10:30
Last modified 03-10-2018 - 17:57
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