ID CVE-2009-0065
Summary Buffer overflow in net/sctp/sm_statefuns.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-git8 allows remote attackers to have an unknown impact via an FWD-TSN (aka FORWARD-TSN) chunk with a large stream ID.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.15
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.15
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.16
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.15
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.17
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.17
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.16
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.16
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.11
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.11
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.9
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.9
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.13
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.13
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.12
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.12
  • 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 2.6.23.8
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.8
  • 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 2.6.19.7
    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 2.6.19.5
    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 2.6.19.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.5
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.5
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23_rc1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23_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
  • 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
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22
  • 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
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.16
    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
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.21.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.6
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.10
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.10
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.21.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.7
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.4
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.13
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.13
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.14
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.14
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.10
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.10
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.11
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.11
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.1
  • 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:2.6.25.12:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.12:-:x86_64
  • 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
  • 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 2.6.25.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.6
  • 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 2.6.25.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.7
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 2.6.18 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 2.6.18 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 2.6.25.8
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.8
  • 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 2.6.25.1
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.12
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.12
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.2
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.22
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.22
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.21
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.21
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.20
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.20
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.19
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.19
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6
  • 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 2.6.25
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25
  • 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 2.6.22.14
    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 2.6.22.10
    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 2.6.25.9
    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
  • 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 2.6.26
    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
CVSS
Base: 10.0 (as of 08-01-2009 - 07:55)
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
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
description Linux Kernel 2.6.x SCTP FWD Memory Corruption Remote Exploit. CVE-2009-0065. Remote exploit for linux platform
id EDB-ID:8556
last seen 2016-02-01
modified 2009-04-28
published 2009-04-28
reporter sgrakkyu
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/8556/
title Linux Kernel 2.6.x - SCTP FWD Memory Corruption Remote Exploit
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-0923.NASL
    description Update to kernel 2.6.27.12: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.10 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.11 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.12 Includes security fixes: CVE-2009-0029 Linux Kernel insecure 64 bit system call argument passing CVE-2009-0065 kernel: sctp: memory overflow when FWD-TSN chunk is received with bad stream ID Reverts ALSA driver to the version that is upstream in kernel 2.6.27. This should be the last 2.6.27 kernel update for Fedora 10. A 2.6.28 update kernel is being tested. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora 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 2018-12-24
    plugin id 38129
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=38129
    title Fedora 10 : kernel-2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10 (2009-0923)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2009-0816.NASL
    description Update to kernel 2.6.27.12: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.10 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.11 http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.12 Includes security fixes: CVE-2009-0029 Linux Kernel insecure 64 bit system call argument passing CVE-2009-0065 kernel: sctp: memory overflow when FWD-TSN chunk is received with bad stream ID Also fixes bug 478299, reported against Fedora 10: AVC denials on kernel 2.6.27.9-159.fc10.x86_64 Reverts ALSA driver to the version that is upstream in kernel 2.6.27. This should fix lack of audio on headphone outputs for some notebooks. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora 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 2018-12-24
    plugin id 35464
    published 2009-01-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35464
    title Fedora 9 : kernel-2.6.27.12-78.2.8.fc9 (2009-0816)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-1055.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue and a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Extended Update Support. 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 fixes the following security issue : * a buffer overflow was found in the Linux kernel Partial Reliable Stream Control Transmission Protocol (PR-SCTP) implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a remote denial of service or arbitrary code execution if a Forward-TSN chunk is received with a large stream ID. Note: An established connection between SCTP endpoints is necessary to exploit this vulnerability. Refer to the Knowledgebase article in the References section for further information. (CVE-2009-0065, Important) This update also fixes the following bug : * a problem in the way the i5000_edac module reported errors may have caused the console on some systems to be flooded with errors, similar to the following : EDAC i5000 MC0: NON-FATAL ERROR Found!!! 1st NON-FATAL Err Reg= [hex value] EDAC i5000: NON-Retry Errors, bits= [hex value] After installing this update, the console will not be flooded with these errors. (BZ#494734) Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2014-05-02
    plugin id 63879
    published 2013-01-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=63879
    title RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2009:1055)
  • 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-2009-0331.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 : * a buffer overflow was found in the Linux kernel Partial Reliable Stream Control Transmission Protocol (PR-SCTP) implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service if a Forward-TSN chunk is received with a large stream ID. (CVE-2009-0065, Important) * a memory leak was found in keyctl handling. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to deplete kernel memory, eventually leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0031, Important) * a deficiency was found in the Remote BIOS Update (RBU) driver for Dell systems. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service by reading zero bytes from the image_type or packet_size file in '/sys/devices/platform/dell_rbu/'. (CVE-2009-0322, Important) * a deficiency was found in the libATA implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service. Note: by default, '/dev/sg*' devices are accessible only to the root user. (CVE-2008-5700, Low) This update also fixes the following bugs : * when the hypervisor changed a page table entry (pte) mapping from read-only to writable via a make_writable hypercall, accessing the changed page immediately following the change caused a spurious page fault. When trying to install a para-virtualized Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 guest on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 dom0 host, this fault crashed the installer with a kernel backtrace. With this update, the 'spurious' page fault is handled properly. (BZ#483748) * net_rx_action could detect its cpu poll_list as non-empty, but have that same list reduced to empty by the poll_napi path. This resulted in garbage data being returned when net_rx_action calls list_entry, which subsequently resulted in several possible crash conditions. The race condition in the network code which caused this has been fixed. (BZ#475970, BZ#479681 & BZ#480741) * a misplaced memory barrier at unlock_buffer() could lead to a concurrent h_refcounter update which produced a reference counter leak and, later, a double free in ext3_xattr_release_block(). Consequent to the double free, ext3 reported an error ext3_free_blocks_sb: bit already cleared for block [block number] and mounted itself as read-only. With this update, the memory barrier is now placed before the buffer head lock bit, forcing the write order and preventing the double free. (BZ#476533) * when the iptables module was unloaded, it was assumed the correct entry for removal had been found if 'wrapper->ops->pf' matched the value passed in by 'reg->pf'. If several ops ranges were registered against the same protocol family, however, (which was likely if you had both ip_conntrack and ip_contrack_* loaded) this assumption could lead to NULL list pointers and cause a kernel panic. With this update, 'wrapper->ops' is matched to pointer values 'reg', which ensures the correct entry is removed and results in no NULL list pointers. (BZ#477147) * when the pidmap page (used for tracking process ids, pids) incremented to an even page (ie the second, fourth, sixth, etc. pidmap page), the alloc_pidmap() routine skipped the page. This resulted in 'holes' in the allocated pids. For example, after pid 32767, you would expect 32768 to be allocated. If the page skipping behavior presented, however, the pid allocated after 32767 was 65536. With this update, alloc_pidmap() no longer skips alternate pidmap pages and allocated pid holes no longer occur. This fix also corrects an error which allowed pid_max to be set higher than the pid_max limit has been corrected. (BZ#479182) All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 43730
    published 2010-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43730
    title CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2009:0331)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-0331.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0331 : 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 : * a buffer overflow was found in the Linux kernel Partial Reliable Stream Control Transmission Protocol (PR-SCTP) implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service if a Forward-TSN chunk is received with a large stream ID. (CVE-2009-0065, Important) * a memory leak was found in keyctl handling. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to deplete kernel memory, eventually leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0031, Important) * a deficiency was found in the Remote BIOS Update (RBU) driver for Dell systems. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service by reading zero bytes from the image_type or packet_size file in '/sys/devices/platform/dell_rbu/'. (CVE-2009-0322, Important) * a deficiency was found in the libATA implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service. Note: by default, '/dev/sg*' devices are accessible only to the root user. (CVE-2008-5700, Low) This update also fixes the following bugs : * when the hypervisor changed a page table entry (pte) mapping from read-only to writable via a make_writable hypercall, accessing the changed page immediately following the change caused a spurious page fault. When trying to install a para-virtualized Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 guest on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 dom0 host, this fault crashed the installer with a kernel backtrace. With this update, the 'spurious' page fault is handled properly. (BZ#483748) * net_rx_action could detect its cpu poll_list as non-empty, but have that same list reduced to empty by the poll_napi path. This resulted in garbage data being returned when net_rx_action calls list_entry, which subsequently resulted in several possible crash conditions. The race condition in the network code which caused this has been fixed. (BZ#475970, BZ#479681 & BZ#480741) * a misplaced memory barrier at unlock_buffer() could lead to a concurrent h_refcounter update which produced a reference counter leak and, later, a double free in ext3_xattr_release_block(). Consequent to the double free, ext3 reported an error ext3_free_blocks_sb: bit already cleared for block [block number] and mounted itself as read-only. With this update, the memory barrier is now placed before the buffer head lock bit, forcing the write order and preventing the double free. (BZ#476533) * when the iptables module was unloaded, it was assumed the correct entry for removal had been found if 'wrapper->ops->pf' matched the value passed in by 'reg->pf'. If several ops ranges were registered against the same protocol family, however, (which was likely if you had both ip_conntrack and ip_contrack_* loaded) this assumption could lead to NULL list pointers and cause a kernel panic. With this update, 'wrapper->ops' is matched to pointer values 'reg', which ensures the correct entry is removed and results in no NULL list pointers. (BZ#477147) * when the pidmap page (used for tracking process ids, pids) incremented to an even page (ie the second, fourth, sixth, etc. pidmap page), the alloc_pidmap() routine skipped the page. This resulted in 'holes' in the allocated pids. For example, after pid 32767, you would expect 32768 to be allocated. If the page skipping behavior presented, however, the pid allocated after 32767 was 65536. With this update, alloc_pidmap() no longer skips alternate pidmap pages and allocated pid holes no longer occur. This fix also corrects an error which allowed pid_max to be set higher than the pid_max limit has been corrected. (BZ#479182) All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67814
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67814
    title Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2009-0331)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-6109.NASL
    description This Linux kernel update for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 fixes various bugs and several security issues. The following security issues were fixed: CVE-2009-0675: The skfp_ioctl function in drivers/net/skfp/skfddi.c in the Linux kernel permits SKFP_CLR_STATS requests only when the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability is absent, instead of when this capability is present, which allows local users to reset the driver statistics, related to an 'inverted logic' issue. - 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-2009-0676) - 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-2009-0028) - The Linux kernel does not check when a user attempts to set RLIMIT_CPU to 0 until after the change is made, which allows local users to bypass intended resource limits. (CVE-2008-1294) - 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-2009-0065) - The console selection feature in the Linux kernel when the UTF-8 console is used, allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) by selecting a small number of 3-byte UTF-8 characters, which triggers an an off-by-two memory error. It is is not clear if this can be exploited at all. (CVE-2009-1046) Also a huge number of regular bugs were fixed, please see the RPM changelog for full details.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 41538
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41538
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 6109)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-6113.NASL
    description This Linux kernel update for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 fixes various bugs and several security issues. The following security issues were fixed: CVE-2009-0675: The skfp_ioctl function in drivers/net/skfp/skfddi.c in the Linux kernel permits SKFP_CLR_STATS requests only when the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability is absent, instead of when this capability is present, which allows local users to reset the driver statistics, related to an 'inverted logic' issue. - 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-2009-0676) - 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-2009-0028) - The Linux kernel does not check when a user attempts to set RLIMIT_CPU to 0 until after the change is made, which allows local users to bypass intended resource limits. (CVE-2008-1294) - 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-2009-0065) - The console selection feature in the Linux kernel when the UTF-8 console is used, allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) by selecting a small number of 3-byte UTF-8 characters, which triggers an an off-by-two memory error. It is is not clear if this can be exploited at all. (CVE-2009-1046) Also a huge number of regular bugs were fixed, please see the RPM changelog for full details.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 59136
    published 2012-05-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59136
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 6113)
  • 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 Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-752-1.NASL
    description NFS did not correctly handle races between fcntl and interrupts. A local attacker on an NFS mount could consume unlimited kernel memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-4307) Sparc syscalls did not correctly check mmap regions. A local attacker could cause a system panic, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-6107) In certain situations, cloned processes were able to send signals to parent processes, crossing privilege boundaries. A local attacker could send arbitrary signals to parent processes, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0028) The 64-bit syscall interfaces did not correctly handle sign extension. A local attacker could make malicious syscalls, possibly gaining root privileges. The x86_64 architecture was not affected. (CVE-2009-0029) The SCTP stack did not correctly validate FORWARD-TSN packets. A remote attacker could send specially crafted SCTP traffic causing a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0065) The Dell platform device did not correctly validate user parameters. A local attacker could perform specially crafted reads to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0322) Network interfaces statistics for the SysKonnect FDDI driver did not check capabilities. A local user could reset statistics, potentially interfering with packet accounting systems. (CVE-2009-0675) The getsockopt function did not correctly clear certain parameters. A local attacker could read leaked kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2009-0676) The syscall interface did not correctly validate parameters when crossing the 64-bit/32-bit boundary. A local attacker could bypass certain syscall restricts via crafted syscalls. (CVE-2009-0834, CVE-2009-0835) The shared memory subsystem did not correctly handle certain shmctl calls when CONFIG_SHMEM was disabled. Ubuntu kernels were not vulnerable, since CONFIG_SHMEM is enabled by default. (CVE-2009-0859). 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 2019-01-02
    plugin id 36418
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36418
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : linux-source-2.6.15 vulnerabilities (USN-752-1)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20090210_KERNEL_ON_SL5_X.NASL
    description This update addresses the following security issues : - a memory leak in keyctl handling. A local user could use this flaw to deplete kernel memory, eventually leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0031, Important) - a buffer overflow in the Linux kernel Partial Reliable Stream Control Transmission Protocol (PR-SCTP) implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service if a Forward-TSN chunk is received with a large stream ID. (CVE-2009-0065, Important) - a flaw when handling heavy network traffic on an SMP system with many cores. An attacker who could send a large amount of network traffic could create a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5713, Important) - the code for the HFS and HFS Plus (HFS+) file systems 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 HFS Plus (HFS+) file system implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service when write operations are performed. (CVE-2008-4934, Low) - 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 denial of service issue. (CVE-2008-5029, Important) - a flaw was found in the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use the flaw to listen on the same socket more than once, possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5079, Important) - a race condition was found in the Linux kernel 'inotify' watch removal and umount implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a privilege escalation or a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5182, Important) ** Bug fixes and enhancements are provided for : - support for specific NICs, including products from the following manufacturers: Broadcom Chelsio Cisco Intel Marvell NetXen Realtek Sun - Fiber Channel support, including support for Qlogic qla2xxx, qla4xxx, and qla84xx HBAs and the FCoE, FCP, and zFCP protocols. - support for various CPUs, including: AMD Opteron processors with 45 nm SOI ('Shanghai') AMD Turion Ultra processors Cell processors Intel Core i7 processors - Xen support, including issues specific to the IA64 platform, systems using AMD processors, and Dell Optiplex GX280 systems - ext3, ext4, GFS2, NFS, and SPUFS - Infiniband (including eHCA, eHEA, and IPoIB) support - common I/O (CIO), direct I/O (DIO), and queued direct I/O (qdio) support - the kernel distributed lock manager (DLM) - hardware issues with: SCSI, IEEE 1394 (FireWire), RAID (including issues specific to Adaptec controllers), SATA (including NCQ), PCI, audio, serial connections, tape-drives, and USB - ACPI, some of a general nature and some related to specific hardware including: certain Lenovo Thinkpad notebooks, HP DC7700 systems, and certain machines based on Intel Centrino processor technology. - CIFS, including Kerberos support and a tech-preview of DFS support - networking support, including IPv6, PPPoE, and IPSec - support for Intel chipsets, including: Intel Cantiga chipsets Intel Eagle Lake chipsets Intel i915 chipsets Intel i965 chipsets Intel Ibex Peak chipsets Intel chipsets offering QuickPath Interconnects (QPI) - device mapping issues, including some in device mapper itself - various issues specific to IA64 and PPC - CCISS, including support for Compaq SMART Array controllers P711m and P712m and other new hardware - various issues affecting specific HP systems, including: DL785G5 XW4800 XW8600 XW8600 XW9400 - IOMMU support, including specific issues with AMD and IBM Calgary hardware - the audit subsystem - DASD support - iSCSI support, including issues specific to Chelsio T3 adapters - LVM issues - SCTP management information base (MIB) support - issues with: autofs, kdump, kobject_add, libata, lpar, ptrace, and utrace - platforms using Intel Enhanced Error Handling (EEH) - EDAC issues for AMD K8 and Intel i5000 - ALSA, including support for new hardware - futex support - hugepage support - Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) support - issues affecting NEC/Stratus servers - OFED support - SELinux - various Virtio issues - when using the nfsd daemon in a clustered setup, kernel panics appeared seemingly at random. These panics were caused by a race condition in the device-mapper mirror target. - the clock_gettime(CLOCK_THREAD_CPUTIME_ID, ) syscall returned a smaller timespec value than the result of previous clock_gettime() function execution, which resulted in a negative, and nonsensical, elapsed time value. - nfs_create_rpc_client was called with a 'flavor' parameter which was usually ignored and ended up unconditionally creating the RPC client with an AUTH_UNIX flavor. This caused problems on AUTH_GSS mounts when the credentials needed to be refreshed. The credops did not match the authorization type, which resulted in the credops dereferencing an incorrect part of the AUTH_UNIX rpc_auth struct. - when copy_user_c terminated prematurely due to reading beyond the end of the user buffer and the kernel jumped to the exception table entry, the rsi register was not cleared. This resulted in exiting back to user code with garbage in the rsi register. - the hexdump data in s390dbf traces was incomplete. The length of the data traced was incorrect and the SAN payload was read from a different place then it was written to. - when using connected mode (CM) in IPoIB on ehca2 hardware, it was not possible to transmit any data. - when an application called fork() and pthread_create() many times and, at some point, a thread forked a child and then attempted to call the setpgid() function, then this function failed and returned and ESRCH error value.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60532
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60532
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_KERNEL-090602.NASL
    description This kernel update for openSUSE 11.0 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-2009-1630: The nfs_permission function in fs/nfs/dir.c in the NFS client implementation in the Linux kernel when atomic_open is available, does not check execute (aka EXEC or MAY_EXEC) permission bits, which allows local users to bypass permissions and execute files, as demonstrated by files on an NFSv4 fileserver. 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-2009-1242: The vmx_set_msr function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the VMX implementation in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel on the i386 platform allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) by setting the EFER_LME (aka 'Long mode enable') bit in the Extended Feature Enable Register (EFER) model-specific register, which is specific to the x86_64 platform. 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-2009-0675: The skfp_ioctl function in drivers/net/skfp/skfddi.c in the Linux kernel permits SKFP_CLR_STATS requests only when the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability is absent, instead of when this capability is present, which allows local users to reset the driver statistics, related to an 'inverted logic' issue. 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. Some other non-security bugs were fixed, please see the RPM changelog.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 40012
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40012
    title openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-951)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-0264.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues 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. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. This update addresses the following security issues : * a memory leak in keyctl handling. A local user could use this flaw to deplete kernel memory, eventually leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0031, Important) * a buffer overflow in the Linux kernel Partial Reliable Stream Control Transmission Protocol (PR-SCTP) implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service if a Forward-TSN chunk is received with a large stream ID. (CVE-2009-0065, Important) * a flaw when handling heavy network traffic on an SMP system with many cores. An attacker who could send a large amount of network traffic could create a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5713, Important) * the code for the HFS and HFS Plus (HFS+) file systems 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 HFS Plus (HFS+) file system implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service when write operations are performed. (CVE-2008-4934, Low) In addition, these updated packages fix the following bugs : * when using the nfsd daemon in a clustered setup, kernel panics appeared seemingly at random. These panics were caused by a race condition in the device-mapper mirror target. * the clock_gettime(CLOCK_THREAD_CPUTIME_ID, ) syscall returned a smaller timespec value than the result of previous clock_gettime() function execution, which resulted in a negative, and nonsensical, elapsed time value. * nfs_create_rpc_client was called with a 'flavor' parameter which was usually ignored and ended up unconditionally creating the RPC client with an AUTH_UNIX flavor. This caused problems on AUTH_GSS mounts when the credentials needed to be refreshed. The credops did not match the authorization type, which resulted in the credops dereferencing an incorrect part of the AUTH_UNIX rpc_auth struct. * when copy_user_c terminated prematurely due to reading beyond the end of the user buffer and the kernel jumped to the exception table entry, the rsi register was not cleared. This resulted in exiting back to user code with garbage in the rsi register. * the hexdump data in s390dbf traces was incomplete. The length of the data traced was incorrect and the SAN payload was read from a different place then it was written to. * when using connected mode (CM) in IPoIB on ehca2 hardware, it was not possible to transmit any data. * when an application called fork() and pthread_create() many times and, at some point, a thread forked a child and then attempted to call the setpgid() function, then this function failed and returned and ESRCH error value. Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. Note: for this update to take effect, the system must be rebooted.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 35645
    published 2009-02-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35645
    title RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2009:0264)
  • 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 Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20090312_KERNEL_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    description This update addresses the following security issues : - a buffer overflow was found in the Linux kernel Partial Reliable Stream Control Transmission Protocol (PR-SCTP) implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service if a Forward-TSN chunk is received with a large stream ID. (CVE-2009-0065, Important) - a memory leak was found in keyctl handling. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to deplete kernel memory, eventually leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0031, Important) - a deficiency was found in the Remote BIOS Update (RBU) driver for Dell systems. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service by reading zero bytes from the image_type or packet_size file in '/sys/devices/platform/dell_rbu/'. (CVE-2009-0322, Important) - a deficiency was found in the libATA implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service. Note: by default, '/dev/sg*' devices are accessible only to the root user. (CVE-2008-5700, Low) This update also fixes the following bugs : - when the hypervisor changed a page table entry (pte) mapping from read-only to writable via a make_writable hypercall, accessing the changed page immediately following the change caused a spurious page fault. When trying to install a para-virtualized Scientific Linux 4 guest on a Scientific Linux 5.3 dom0 host, this fault crashed the installer with a kernel backtrace. With this update, the 'spurious' page fault is handled properly. (BZ#483748) - net_rx_action could detect its cpu poll_list as non-empty, but have that same list reduced to empty by the poll_napi path. This resulted in garbage data being returned when net_rx_action calls list_entry, which subsequently resulted in several possible crash conditions. The race condition in the network code which caused this has been fixed. (BZ#475970, BZ#479681 & BZ#480741) - a misplaced memory barrier at unlock_buffer() could lead to a concurrent h_refcounter update which produced a reference counter leak and, later, a double free in ext3_xattr_release_block(). Consequent to the double free, ext3 reported an error ext3_free_blocks_sb: bit already cleared for block [block number] and mounted itself as read-only. With this update, the memory barrier is now placed before the buffer head lock bit, forcing the write order and preventing the double free. (BZ#476533) - when the iptables module was unloaded, it was assumed the correct entry for removal had been found if 'wrapper->ops->pf' matched the value passed in by 'reg->pf'. If several ops ranges were registered against the same protocol family, however, (which was likely if you had both ip_conntrack and ip_contrack_* loaded) this assumption could lead to NULL list pointers and cause a kernel panic. With this update, 'wrapper->ops' is matched to pointer values 'reg', which ensures the correct entry is removed and results in no NULL list pointers. (BZ#477147) - when the pidmap page (used for tracking process ids, pids) incremented to an even page (ie the second, fourth, sixth, etc. pidmap page), the alloc_pidmap() routine skipped the page. This resulted in 'holes' in the allocated pids. For example, after pid 32767, you would expect 32768 to be allocated. If the page skipping behavior presented, however, the pid allocated after 32767 was 65536. With this update, alloc_pidmap() no longer skips alternate pidmap pages and allocated pid holes no longer occur. This fix also corrects an error which allowed pid_max to be set higher than the pid_max limit has been corrected. (BZ#479182) The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60543
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60543
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-751-1.NASL
    description NFS did not correctly handle races between fcntl and interrupts. A local attacker on an NFS mount could consume unlimited kernel memory, leading to a denial of service. Ubuntu 8.10 was not affected. (CVE-2008-4307) Sparc syscalls did not correctly check mmap regions. A local attacker could cause a system panic, leading to a denial of service. Ubuntu 8.10 was not affected. (CVE-2008-6107) In certain situations, cloned processes were able to send signals to parent processes, crossing privilege boundaries. A local attacker could send arbitrary signals to parent processes, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0028) The kernel keyring did not free memory correctly. A local attacker could consume unlimited kernel memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0031) The SCTP stack did not correctly validate FORWARD-TSN packets. A remote attacker could send specially crafted SCTP traffic causing a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0065) The eCryptfs filesystem did not correctly handle certain VFS return codes. A local attacker with write-access to an eCryptfs filesystem could cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0269) The Dell platform device did not correctly validate user parameters. A local attacker could perform specially crafted reads to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0322) The page fault handler could consume stack memory. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or gain root privileges with a Kprobe registered. Only Ubuntu 8.10 was affected. (CVE-2009-0605) Network interfaces statistics for the SysKonnect FDDI driver did not check capabilities. A local user could reset statistics, potentially interfering with packet accounting systems. (CVE-2009-0675) The getsockopt function did not correctly clear certain parameters. A local attacker could read leaked kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2009-0676) The ext4 filesystem did not correctly clear group descriptors when resizing. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0745) The ext4 filesystem did not correctly validate certain fields. A local attacker could mount a malicious ext4 filesystem, causing a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0746, CVE-2009-0747, CVE-2009-0748) The syscall interface did not correctly validate parameters when crossing the 64-bit/32-bit boundary. A local attacker could bypass certain syscall restricts via crafted syscalls. (CVE-2009-0834, CVE-2009-0835) The shared memory subsystem did not correctly handle certain shmctl calls when CONFIG_SHMEM was disabled. Ubuntu kernels were not vulnerable, since CONFIG_SHMEM is enabled by default. (CVE-2009-0859) The virtual consoles did not correctly handle certain UTF-8 sequences. A local attacker on the physical console could exploit this to cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-1046). 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 37337
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37337
    title Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : linux, linux-source-2.6.22 vulnerabilities (USN-751-1)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1749.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-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. - 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-2009-0676 Clement LECIGNE discovered a bug in the sock_getsockopt function that may result in leaking sensitive kernel memory. - CVE-2009-0675 Roel Kluin discovered inverted logic in the skfddi driver that permits local, unprivileged users to reset the driver statistics. - 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-2009-0746 Sami Liedes reported an issue in the ext4 filesystem that allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel oops) when accessing a specially crafted corrupt filesystem. - CVE-2009-0747 David Maciejak reported an issue in the ext4 filesystem that allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel oops) when mounting a specially crafted corrupt filesystem. - CVE-2009-0748 David Maciejak reported an additional issue in the ext4 filesystem that allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel oops) when mounting a specially crafted corrupt filesystem.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 35987
    published 2009-03-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35987
    title Debian DSA-1749-1 : linux-2.6 - denial of service/privilege escalation/sensitive memory leak
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-0331.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 : * a buffer overflow was found in the Linux kernel Partial Reliable Stream Control Transmission Protocol (PR-SCTP) implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service if a Forward-TSN chunk is received with a large stream ID. (CVE-2009-0065, Important) * a memory leak was found in keyctl handling. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to deplete kernel memory, eventually leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0031, Important) * a deficiency was found in the Remote BIOS Update (RBU) driver for Dell systems. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service by reading zero bytes from the image_type or packet_size file in '/sys/devices/platform/dell_rbu/'. (CVE-2009-0322, Important) * a deficiency was found in the libATA implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service. Note: by default, '/dev/sg*' devices are accessible only to the root user. (CVE-2008-5700, Low) This update also fixes the following bugs : * when the hypervisor changed a page table entry (pte) mapping from read-only to writable via a make_writable hypercall, accessing the changed page immediately following the change caused a spurious page fault. When trying to install a para-virtualized Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 guest on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 dom0 host, this fault crashed the installer with a kernel backtrace. With this update, the 'spurious' page fault is handled properly. (BZ#483748) * net_rx_action could detect its cpu poll_list as non-empty, but have that same list reduced to empty by the poll_napi path. This resulted in garbage data being returned when net_rx_action calls list_entry, which subsequently resulted in several possible crash conditions. The race condition in the network code which caused this has been fixed. (BZ#475970, BZ#479681 & BZ#480741) * a misplaced memory barrier at unlock_buffer() could lead to a concurrent h_refcounter update which produced a reference counter leak and, later, a double free in ext3_xattr_release_block(). Consequent to the double free, ext3 reported an error ext3_free_blocks_sb: bit already cleared for block [block number] and mounted itself as read-only. With this update, the memory barrier is now placed before the buffer head lock bit, forcing the write order and preventing the double free. (BZ#476533) * when the iptables module was unloaded, it was assumed the correct entry for removal had been found if 'wrapper->ops->pf' matched the value passed in by 'reg->pf'. If several ops ranges were registered against the same protocol family, however, (which was likely if you had both ip_conntrack and ip_contrack_* loaded) this assumption could lead to NULL list pointers and cause a kernel panic. With this update, 'wrapper->ops' is matched to pointer values 'reg', which ensures the correct entry is removed and results in no NULL list pointers. (BZ#477147) * when the pidmap page (used for tracking process ids, pids) incremented to an even page (ie the second, fourth, sixth, etc. pidmap page), the alloc_pidmap() routine skipped the page. This resulted in 'holes' in the allocated pids. For example, after pid 32767, you would expect 32768 to be allocated. If the page skipping behavior presented, however, the pid allocated after 32767 was 65536. With this update, alloc_pidmap() no longer skips alternate pidmap pages and allocated pid holes no longer occur. This fix also corrects an error which allowed pid_max to be set higher than the pid_max limit has been corrected. (BZ#479182) All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 35919
    published 2009-03-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35919
    title RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2009:0331)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-0264.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0264 : Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues 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. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. This update addresses the following security issues : * a memory leak in keyctl handling. A local user could use this flaw to deplete kernel memory, eventually leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-0031, Important) * a buffer overflow in the Linux kernel Partial Reliable Stream Control Transmission Protocol (PR-SCTP) implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a denial of service if a Forward-TSN chunk is received with a large stream ID. (CVE-2009-0065, Important) * a flaw when handling heavy network traffic on an SMP system with many cores. An attacker who could send a large amount of network traffic could create a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5713, Important) * the code for the HFS and HFS Plus (HFS+) file systems 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 HFS Plus (HFS+) file system implementation. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service when write operations are performed. (CVE-2008-4934, Low) In addition, these updated packages fix the following bugs : * when using the nfsd daemon in a clustered setup, kernel panics appeared seemingly at random. These panics were caused by a race condition in the device-mapper mirror target. * the clock_gettime(CLOCK_THREAD_CPUTIME_ID, ) syscall returned a smaller timespec value than the result of previous clock_gettime() function execution, which resulted in a negative, and nonsensical, elapsed time value. * nfs_create_rpc_client was called with a 'flavor' parameter which was usually ignored and ended up unconditionally creating the RPC client with an AUTH_UNIX flavor. This caused problems on AUTH_GSS mounts when the credentials needed to be refreshed. The credops did not match the authorization type, which resulted in the credops dereferencing an incorrect part of the AUTH_UNIX rpc_auth struct. * when copy_user_c terminated prematurely due to reading beyond the end of the user buffer and the kernel jumped to the exception table entry, the rsi register was not cleared. This resulted in exiting back to user code with garbage in the rsi register. * the hexdump data in s390dbf traces was incomplete. The length of the data traced was incorrect and the SAN payload was read from a different place then it was written to. * when using connected mode (CM) in IPoIB on ehca2 hardware, it was not possible to transmit any data. * when an application called fork() and pthread_create() many times and, at some point, a thread forked a child and then attempted to call the setpgid() function, then this function failed and returned and ESRCH error value. Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. Note: for this update to take effect, the system must be rebooted.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 67800
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67800
    title Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2009-0264)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:09:31.900-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description Buffer overflow in net/sctp/sm_statefuns.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-git8 allows remote attackers to have an unknown impact via an FWD-TSN (aka FORWARD-TSN) chunk with a large stream ID.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10872
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Buffer overflow in net/sctp/sm_statefuns.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-git8 allows remote attackers to have an unknown impact via an FWD-TSN (aka FORWARD-TSN) chunk with a large stream ID.
version 24
redhat via4
advisories
  • bugzilla
    id 481122
    title [5.3] clock_gettime() syscall returns a smaller timespec value than previous.
    oval
    AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090264002
        • comment kernel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314003
      • AND
        • comment kernel-PAE is earlier than 0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090264020
        • comment kernel-PAE is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314021
      • AND
        • comment kernel-PAE-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090264022
        • comment kernel-PAE-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314023
      • AND
        • comment kernel-debug is earlier than 0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090264010
        • comment kernel-debug is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314015
      • AND
        • comment kernel-debug-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090264014
        • comment kernel-debug-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314009
      • AND
        • comment kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090264012
        • comment kernel-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314007
      • AND
        • comment kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090264024
        • comment kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314025
      • AND
        • comment kernel-headers is earlier than 0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090264004
        • comment kernel-headers is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314005
      • AND
        • comment kernel-kdump is earlier than 0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090264018
        • comment kernel-kdump is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314017
      • AND
        • comment kernel-kdump-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090264016
        • comment kernel-kdump-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314019
      • AND
        • comment kernel-xen is earlier than 0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090264008
        • comment kernel-xen is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314011
      • AND
        • comment kernel-xen-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090264006
        • comment kernel-xen-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20080314013
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2009:0264
    released 2009-02-10
    severity Important
    title RHSA-2009:0264: kernel security update (Important)
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2009:0053
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2009:0331
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2009:1055
rpms
  • kernel-0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
  • kernel-PAE-0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
  • kernel-PAE-devel-0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
  • kernel-debug-0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
  • kernel-debug-devel-0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
  • kernel-headers-0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
  • kernel-kdump-0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
  • kernel-xen-0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
  • kernel-xen-devel-0:2.6.18-128.1.1.el5
  • kernel-0:2.6.9-78.0.17.EL
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.17.EL
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.9-78.0.17.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-0:2.6.9-78.0.17.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.17.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-0:2.6.9-78.0.17.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.17.EL
  • kernel-smp-0:2.6.9-78.0.17.EL
  • kernel-smp-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.17.EL
  • kernel-xenU-0:2.6.9-78.0.17.EL
  • kernel-xenU-devel-0:2.6.9-78.0.17.EL
refmap via4
bid 33113
confirm
debian
  • DSA-1749
  • DSA-1787
  • DSA-1794
fedora FEDORA-2009-0816
hp
  • HPSBNS02449
  • SSSRT090149
mlist [oss-security] 20090105 CVE request: kernel: sctp: memory overflow when FWD-TSN chunk is received with bad stream ID
sectrack 1022698
secunia
  • 33674
  • 33854
  • 33858
  • 34252
  • 34394
  • 34680
  • 34762
  • 34981
  • 35011
  • 35174
  • 35390
  • 35394
  • 36191
suse
  • SUSE-SA:2009:010
  • SUSE-SA:2009:030
  • SUSE-SA:2009:031
ubuntu USN-751-1
vupen
  • ADV-2009-0029
  • ADV-2009-2193
Last major update 19-03-2012 - 00:00
Published 07-01-2009 - 14:30
Last modified 28-09-2017 - 21:33
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