ID CVE-2009-1388
Summary The ptrace_start function in kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 does not properly handle simultaneous execution of the do_coredump function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via vectors involving the ptrace system call and a coredumping thread.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • 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
CVSS
Base: 4.9 (as of 06-07-2009 - 07:58)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-362
CAPEC
  • Leveraging Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring when multiple processes access and manipulate the same resource concurrently and the outcome of the execution depends on the particular order in which the access takes place. The attacker can leverage a race condition by "running the race", modifying the resource and modifying the normal execution flow. For instance a race condition can occur while accessing a file, the attacker can trick the system by replacing the original file with his version and cause the system to read the malicious file.
  • Leveraging Time-of-Check and Time-of-Use (TOCTOU) Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring between the time of check (state) for a resource and the time of use of a resource. The typical example is the file access. The attacker can leverage a file access race condition by "running the race", meaning that he would modify the resource between the first time the target program accesses the file and the time the target program uses the file. During that period of time, the attacker could do something such as replace the file and cause an escalation of privilege.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2009-0016_REMOTE.NASL
    description The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including remote code execution vulnerabilities, in the following components : - Apache Geronimo - Apache Tomcat - Apache Xerces2 - cURL/libcURL - ISC BIND - Libxml2 - Linux kernel - Linux kernel 64-bit - Linux kernel Common Internet File System - Linux kernel eCryptfs - NTP - Python - Java Runtime Environment (JRE) - Java SE Development Kit (JDK) - Java SE Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) - Java SE Plugin - Java SE Provider - Java SE Swing - Java SE Web Start
    last seen 2019-01-16
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 89117
    published 2016-03-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89117
    title VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2009-0016) (remote check)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2013-0039.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : please see Oracle VM Security Advisory OVMSA-2013-0039 for details.
    last seen 2019-01-16
    modified 2018-07-24
    plugin id 79507
    published 2014-11-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79507
    title OracleVM 2.2 : kernel (OVMSA-2013-0039)
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2009-0016.NASL
    description a. JRE Security Update JRE update to version 1.5.0_20, which addresses multiple security issues that existed in earlier releases of JRE. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in JRE 1.5.0_18: CVE-2009-1093, CVE-2009-1094, CVE-2009-1095, CVE-2009-1096, CVE-2009-1097, CVE-2009-1098, CVE-2009-1099, CVE-2009-1100, CVE-2009-1101, CVE-2009-1102, CVE-2009-1103, CVE-2009-1104, CVE-2009-1105, CVE-2009-1106, and CVE-2009-1107. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in JRE 1.5.0_20: CVE-2009-2625, CVE-2009-2670, CVE-2009-2671, CVE-2009-2672, CVE-2009-2673, CVE-2009-2675, CVE-2009-2676, CVE-2009-2716, CVE-2009-2718, CVE-2009-2719, CVE-2009-2720, CVE-2009-2721, CVE-2009-2722, CVE-2009-2723, CVE-2009-2724. b. Update Apache Tomcat version Update for VirtualCenter and ESX patch update the Tomcat package to version 6.0.20 (vSphere 4.0) or version 5.5.28 (VirtualCenter 2.5) which addresses multiple security issues that existed in the previous version of Apache Tomcat. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in Apache Tomcat 6.0.20 and Tomcat 5.5.28: CVE-2008-5515, CVE-2009-0033, CVE-2009-0580, CVE-2009-0781, CVE-2009-0783. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in Apache Tomcat 6.0.18: CVE-2008-1232, CVE-2008-1947, CVE-2008-2370. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in Apache Tomcat 6.0.16: CVE-2007-5333, CVE-2007-5342, CVE-2007-5461, CVE-2007-6286, CVE-2008-0002. c. Third-party library update for ntp. The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time with a referenced time source. ESXi 3.5 and ESXi 4.0 have a ntp client that is affected by the following security issue. Note that the same security issue is present in the ESX Service Console as described in section d. of this advisory. A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the ntpd daemon's NTPv4 authentication code. If ntpd was configured to use public key cryptography for NTP packet authentication, a remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted request packet that could crash ntpd or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the 'ntp' user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-1252 to this issue. The NTP security issue identified by CVE-2009-0159 is not relevant for ESXi 3.5 and ESXi 4.0. d. Service Console update for ntp Service Console package ntp updated to version ntp-4.2.2pl-9el5_3.2 The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time with a referenced time source. The Service Console present in ESX is affected by the following security issues. A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the ntpd daemon's NTPv4 authentication code. If ntpd was configured to use public key cryptography for NTP packet authentication, a remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted request packet that could crash ntpd or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the 'ntp' user. NTP authentication is not enabled by default on the Service Console. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-1252 to this issue. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the ntpq diagnostic command. A malicious, remote server could send a specially crafted reply to an ntpq request that could crash ntpq or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the ntpq command. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0159 to this issue. e. Updated Service Console package kernel Updated Service Console package kernel addresses the security issues listed below. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2008-3528, CVE-2008-5700, CVE-2009-0028, CVE-2009-0269, CVE-2009-0322, CVE-2009-0675, CVE-2009-0676, CVE-2009-0778 to the security issues fixed in kernel 2.6.18-128.1.6. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2008-4307, CVE-2009-0834, CVE-2009-1337, CVE-2009-0787, CVE-2009-1336 to the security issues fixed in kernel 2.6.18-128.1.10. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-1439, CVE-2009-1633, CVE-2009-1072, CVE-2009-1630, CVE-2009-1192 to the security issues fixed in kernel 2.6.18-128.1.14. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2007-5966, CVE-2009-1385, CVE-2009-1388, CVE-2009-1389, CVE-2009-1895, CVE-2009-2406, CVE-2009-2407 to the security issues fixed in kernel 2.6.18-128.4.1. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-2692, CVE-2009-2698 to the security issues fixed in kernel 2.6.18-128.7.1. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-0745, CVE-2009-0746, CVE-2009-0747, CVE-2009-0748, CVE-2009-2847, CVE-2009-2848 to the security issues fixed in kernel 2.6.18-164. f. Updated Service Console package python Service Console package Python update to version 2.4.3-24.el5. When the assert() system call was disabled, an input sanitization flaw was revealed in the Python string object implementation that led to a buffer overflow. The missing check for negative size values meant the Python memory allocator could allocate less memory than expected. This could result in arbitrary code execution with the Python interpreter's privileges. Multiple buffer and integer overflow flaws were found in the Python Unicode string processing and in the Python Unicode and string object implementations. An attacker could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in the Python imageop module. If a Python application used the imageop module to process untrusted images, it could cause the application to disclose sensitive information, crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the Python interpreter's privileges. Multiple integer underflow and overflow flaws were found in the Python snprintf() wrapper implementation. An attacker could use these flaws to cause a denial of service (memory corruption). Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in various Python modules. An attacker could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. An integer signedness error, leading to a buffer overflow, was found in the Python zlib extension module. If a Python application requested the negative byte count be flushed for a decompression stream, it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the Python interpreter's privileges. A flaw was discovered in the strxfrm() function of the Python locale module. Strings generated by this function were not properly NULL-terminated, which could possibly cause disclosure of data stored in the memory of a Python application using this function. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2007-2052 CVE-2007-4965 CVE-2008-1721 CVE-2008-1887 CVE-2008-2315 CVE-2008-3142 CVE-2008-3143 CVE-2008-3144 CVE-2008-4864 CVE-2008-5031 to these issues. g. Updated Service Console package bind Service Console package bind updated to version 9.3.6-4.P1.el5 The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named); a resolver library (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating correctly. A flaw was found in the way BIND handles dynamic update message packets containing the 'ANY' record type. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted dynamic update packet that could cause named to exit with an assertion failure. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0696 to this issue. h. Updated Service Console package libxml2 Service Console package libxml2 updated to version 2.6.26-2.1.2.8. libxml is a library for parsing and manipulating XML files. A Document Type Definition (DTD) defines the legal syntax (and also which elements can be used) for certain types of files, such as XML files. A stack overflow flaw was found in the way libxml processes the root XML document element definition in a DTD. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file, which once opened by a local, unsuspecting user, would lead to denial of service. Multiple use-after-free flaws were found in the way libxml parses the Notation and Enumeration attribute types. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file, which once opened by a local, unsuspecting user, would lead to denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-2414 and CVE-2009-2416 to these issues. i. Updated Service Console package curl Service Console package curl updated to version 7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.5 A cURL is affected by the previously published 'null prefix attack', caused by incorrect handling of NULL characters in X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a carefully-crafted certificate signed by a trusted Certificate Authority, the attacker could use the certificate during a man-in-the-middle attack and potentially confuse cURL into accepting it by mistake. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2417 to this issue j. Updated Service Console package gnutls Service Console package gnutil updated to version 1.4.1-3.el5_3.5 A flaw was discovered in the way GnuTLS handles NULL characters in certain fields of X.509 certificates. If an attacker is able to get a carefully-crafted certificate signed by a Certificate Authority trusted by an application using GnuTLS, the attacker could use the certificate during a man-in-the-middle attack and potentially confuse the application into accepting it by mistake. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2730 to this issue
    last seen 2019-01-16
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 42870
    published 2009-11-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=42870
    title VMSA-2009-0016 : VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issues in third party components.
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2009-1193.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security fixes : * the possibility of a timeout value overflow was found in the Linux kernel high-resolution timers functionality, hrtimers. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service (kernel panic). (CVE-2007-5966, Important) * a flaw was found in the Intel PRO/1000 network driver in the Linux kernel. Frames with sizes near the MTU of an interface may be split across multiple hardware receive descriptors. Receipt of such a frame could leak through a validation check, leading to a corruption of the length check. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted packet that would cause a denial of service or code execution. (CVE-2009-1385, Important) * Michael Tokarev reported a flaw in the Realtek r8169 Ethernet driver in the Linux kernel. This driver allowed interfaces using this driver to receive frames larger than could be handled, which could lead to a remote denial of service or code execution. (CVE-2009-1389, Important) * the ADDR_COMPAT_LAYOUT and MMAP_PAGE_ZERO flags were not cleared when a setuid or setgid program was executed. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to bypass the mmap_min_addr protection mechanism and perform a NULL pointer dereference attack, or bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) security feature. (CVE-2009-1895, Important) * Ramon de Carvalho Valle reported two flaws in the Linux kernel eCryptfs implementation. A local attacker with permissions to perform an eCryptfs mount could modify the metadata of the files in that eCrypfts mount to cause a buffer overflow, leading to a denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2009-2406, CVE-2009-2407, Important) * Konstantin Khlebnikov discovered a race condition in the ptrace implementation in the Linux kernel. This race condition can occur when the process tracing and the process being traced participate in a core dump. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to trigger a deadlock, resulting in a partial denial of service. (CVE-2009-1388, Moderate) Bug fixes (see References below for a link to more detailed notes) : * possible dom0 crash when a Xen para-virtualized guest was installed while another para-virtualized guest was rebooting. (BZ#497812) * no directory removal audit record if the directory and its subtree were recursively watched by an audit rule. (BZ#507561) * running 'echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches' under high memory load could cause a kernel panic. (BZ#503692) * on 32-bit systems, core dumps for some multithreaded applications did not include all thread information. (BZ#505322) * a stack buffer used by get_event_name() was too small for nul terminator sprintf() writes. This could lead to an invalid pointer or kernel panic. (BZ#506906) * when using the aic94xx driver, systems with SATA drives may not boot due to a libsas bug. (BZ#506029) * Wacom Cintiq 21UX and Intuos stylus buttons were handled incorrectly when moved away from and back to these tablets. (BZ#508275) * CPU 'soft lockup' messages and possibe system hangs on systems with certain Broadcom network devices and running the Linux kernel from the kernel-xen package. (BZ#503689) * on 64-bit PowerPC, getitimer() failed for programs using the ITIMER_REAL timer that were also compiled for 64-bit systems. This caused such programs to abort. (BZ#510018) * write operations could be blocked even when using O_NONBLOCK. (BZ#510239) * the 'pci=nomsi' option was required for installing and booting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 on systems with VIA VT3364 chipsets. (BZ#507529) * shutting down, destroying, or migrating Xen guests with large amounts of memory could cause other guests to be temporarily unresponsive. (BZ#512311) Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. Systems must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-01-16
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 43773
    published 2010-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43773
    title CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2009:1193)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-1193.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security fixes : * the possibility of a timeout value overflow was found in the Linux kernel high-resolution timers functionality, hrtimers. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service (kernel panic). (CVE-2007-5966, Important) * a flaw was found in the Intel PRO/1000 network driver in the Linux kernel. Frames with sizes near the MTU of an interface may be split across multiple hardware receive descriptors. Receipt of such a frame could leak through a validation check, leading to a corruption of the length check. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted packet that would cause a denial of service or code execution. (CVE-2009-1385, Important) * Michael Tokarev reported a flaw in the Realtek r8169 Ethernet driver in the Linux kernel. This driver allowed interfaces using this driver to receive frames larger than could be handled, which could lead to a remote denial of service or code execution. (CVE-2009-1389, Important) * the ADDR_COMPAT_LAYOUT and MMAP_PAGE_ZERO flags were not cleared when a setuid or setgid program was executed. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to bypass the mmap_min_addr protection mechanism and perform a NULL pointer dereference attack, or bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) security feature. (CVE-2009-1895, Important) * Ramon de Carvalho Valle reported two flaws in the Linux kernel eCryptfs implementation. A local attacker with permissions to perform an eCryptfs mount could modify the metadata of the files in that eCrypfts mount to cause a buffer overflow, leading to a denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2009-2406, CVE-2009-2407, Important) * Konstantin Khlebnikov discovered a race condition in the ptrace implementation in the Linux kernel. This race condition can occur when the process tracing and the process being traced participate in a core dump. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to trigger a deadlock, resulting in a partial denial of service. (CVE-2009-1388, Moderate) Bug fixes (see References below for a link to more detailed notes) : * possible dom0 crash when a Xen para-virtualized guest was installed while another para-virtualized guest was rebooting. (BZ#497812) * no directory removal audit record if the directory and its subtree were recursively watched by an audit rule. (BZ#507561) * running 'echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches' under high memory load could cause a kernel panic. (BZ#503692) * on 32-bit systems, core dumps for some multithreaded applications did not include all thread information. (BZ#505322) * a stack buffer used by get_event_name() was too small for nul terminator sprintf() writes. This could lead to an invalid pointer or kernel panic. (BZ#506906) * when using the aic94xx driver, systems with SATA drives may not boot due to a libsas bug. (BZ#506029) * Wacom Cintiq 21UX and Intuos stylus buttons were handled incorrectly when moved away from and back to these tablets. (BZ#508275) * CPU 'soft lockup' messages and possibe system hangs on systems with certain Broadcom network devices and running the Linux kernel from the kernel-xen package. (BZ#503689) * on 64-bit PowerPC, getitimer() failed for programs using the ITIMER_REAL timer that were also compiled for 64-bit systems. This caused such programs to abort. (BZ#510018) * write operations could be blocked even when using O_NONBLOCK. (BZ#510239) * the 'pci=nomsi' option was required for installing and booting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 on systems with VIA VT3364 chipsets. (BZ#507529) * shutting down, destroying, or migrating Xen guests with large amounts of memory could cause other guests to be temporarily unresponsive. (BZ#512311) Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. Systems must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-01-16
    modified 2018-12-20
    plugin id 40487
    published 2009-08-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40487
    title RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2009:1193)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20090808_KERNEL_FOR_SL_5_X.NASL
    description CVE-2007-5966 kernel: non-root can trigger cpu_idle soft lockup CVE-2009-1385 kernel: e1000_clean_rx_irq() denial of service CVE-2009-1388 kernel: do_coredump() vs ptrace_start() deadlock CVE-2009-1389 kernel: r8169: fix crash when large packets are received CVE-2009-1895 kernel: personality: fix PER_CLEAR_ON_SETID CVE-2009-2406 kernel: ecryptfs stack overflow in parse_tag_11_packet() CVE-2009-2407 kernel: ecryptfs heap overflow in parse_tag_3_packet() Security fixes : - the possibility of a timeout value overflow was found in the Linux kernel high-resolution timers functionality, hrtimers. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service (kernel panic). (CVE-2007-5966, Important) - a flaw was found in the Intel PRO/1000 network driver in the Linux kernel. Frames with sizes near the MTU of an interface may be split across multiple hardware receive descriptors. Receipt of such a frame could leak through a validation check, leading to a corruption of the length check. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted packet that would cause a denial of service or code execution. (CVE-2009-1385, Important) - Michael Tokarev reported a flaw in the Realtek r8169 Ethernet driver in the Linux kernel. This driver allowed interfaces using this driver to receive frames larger than could be handled, which could lead to a remote denial of service or code execution. (CVE-2009-1389, Important) - the ADDR_COMPAT_LAYOUT and MMAP_PAGE_ZERO flags were not cleared when a setuid or setgid program was executed. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to bypass the mmap_min_addr protection mechanism and perform a NULL pointer dereference attack, or bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) security feature. (CVE-2009-1895, Important) - Ramon de Carvalho Valle reported two flaws in the Linux kernel eCryptfs implementation. A local attacker with permissions to perform an eCryptfs mount could modify the metadata of the files in that eCrypfts mount to cause a buffer overflow, leading to a denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2009-2406, CVE-2009-2407, Important) - Konstantin Khlebnikov discovered a race condition in the ptrace implementation in the Linux kernel. This race condition can occur when the process tracing and the process being traced participate in a core dump. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to trigger a deadlock, resulting in a partial denial of service. (CVE-2009-1388, Moderate) Bug fixes : - possible host (dom0) crash when installing a Xen para-virtualized guest while another para-virtualized guest was rebooting. (BZ#497812) - no audit record for a directory removal if the directory and its subtree were recursively watched by an audit rule. (BZ#507561) - running 'echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches' on systems under high memory load could cause a kernel panic. (BZ#503692) - on 32-bit systems, core dumps for some multithreaded applications did not include all thread information. (BZ#505322) - a stack buffer used by get_event_name() was not large enough for the nul terminator sprintf() writes. This could lead to an invalid pointer or kernel panic. (BZ#506906) - when using the aic94xx driver, a system with SATA drives may not boot due to a bug in libsas. (BZ#506029) - incorrect stylus button handling when moving it away then returning it to the tablet for Wacom Cintiq 21UX and Intuos tablets. (BZ#508275) - CPU 'soft lockup' messages and possibly a system hang on systems with certain Broadcom network devices and running the Linux kernel from the kernel-xen package. (BZ#503689) - on 64-bit PowerPC, getitimer() failed for programs using the ITIMER_REAL timer and that were also compiled for 64-bit systems (this caused such programs to abort). (BZ#510018) - write operations could be blocked even when using O_NONBLOCK. (BZ#510239) - the 'pci=nomsi' option was required for installing and booting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 on systems with VIA VT3364 chipsets. (BZ#507529) - shutting down, destroying, or migrating Xen guests with large amounts of memory could cause other guests to be temporarily unresponsive. (BZ#512311)
    last seen 2019-01-16
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60634
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60634
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel for SL 5.x on i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-1193.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1193 : Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security fixes : * the possibility of a timeout value overflow was found in the Linux kernel high-resolution timers functionality, hrtimers. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service (kernel panic). (CVE-2007-5966, Important) * a flaw was found in the Intel PRO/1000 network driver in the Linux kernel. Frames with sizes near the MTU of an interface may be split across multiple hardware receive descriptors. Receipt of such a frame could leak through a validation check, leading to a corruption of the length check. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted packet that would cause a denial of service or code execution. (CVE-2009-1385, Important) * Michael Tokarev reported a flaw in the Realtek r8169 Ethernet driver in the Linux kernel. This driver allowed interfaces using this driver to receive frames larger than could be handled, which could lead to a remote denial of service or code execution. (CVE-2009-1389, Important) * the ADDR_COMPAT_LAYOUT and MMAP_PAGE_ZERO flags were not cleared when a setuid or setgid program was executed. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to bypass the mmap_min_addr protection mechanism and perform a NULL pointer dereference attack, or bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) security feature. (CVE-2009-1895, Important) * Ramon de Carvalho Valle reported two flaws in the Linux kernel eCryptfs implementation. A local attacker with permissions to perform an eCryptfs mount could modify the metadata of the files in that eCrypfts mount to cause a buffer overflow, leading to a denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2009-2406, CVE-2009-2407, Important) * Konstantin Khlebnikov discovered a race condition in the ptrace implementation in the Linux kernel. This race condition can occur when the process tracing and the process being traced participate in a core dump. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to trigger a deadlock, resulting in a partial denial of service. (CVE-2009-1388, Moderate) Bug fixes (see References below for a link to more detailed notes) : * possible dom0 crash when a Xen para-virtualized guest was installed while another para-virtualized guest was rebooting. (BZ#497812) * no directory removal audit record if the directory and its subtree were recursively watched by an audit rule. (BZ#507561) * running 'echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches' under high memory load could cause a kernel panic. (BZ#503692) * on 32-bit systems, core dumps for some multithreaded applications did not include all thread information. (BZ#505322) * a stack buffer used by get_event_name() was too small for nul terminator sprintf() writes. This could lead to an invalid pointer or kernel panic. (BZ#506906) * when using the aic94xx driver, systems with SATA drives may not boot due to a libsas bug. (BZ#506029) * Wacom Cintiq 21UX and Intuos stylus buttons were handled incorrectly when moved away from and back to these tablets. (BZ#508275) * CPU 'soft lockup' messages and possibe system hangs on systems with certain Broadcom network devices and running the Linux kernel from the kernel-xen package. (BZ#503689) * on 64-bit PowerPC, getitimer() failed for programs using the ITIMER_REAL timer that were also compiled for 64-bit systems. This caused such programs to abort. (BZ#510018) * write operations could be blocked even when using O_NONBLOCK. (BZ#510239) * the 'pci=nomsi' option was required for installing and booting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 on systems with VIA VT3364 chipsets. (BZ#507529) * shutting down, destroying, or migrating Xen guests with large amounts of memory could cause other guests to be temporarily unresponsive. (BZ#512311) Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. Systems must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-01-16
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67904
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67904
    title Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2009-1193)
oval via4
  • accepted 2014-01-20T04:01:41.134-05:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Pai Peng
      organization Hewlett-Packard
    • name Chris Coffin
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    definition_extensions
    comment VMware ESX Server 4.0 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6293
    description The ptrace_start function in kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 does not properly handle simultaneous execution of the do_coredump function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via vectors involving the ptrace system call and a coredumping thread.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8625
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-03-19T16:57:59.000-04:00
    title VMware kernel ptrace_start function vulnerability
    version 7
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:17:50.472-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Aharon Chernin
      organization SCAP.com, LLC
    • name Dragos Prisaca
      organization G2, Inc.
    definition_extensions
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
    • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
    description The ptrace_start function in kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 does not properly handle simultaneous execution of the do_coredump function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via vectors involving the ptrace system call and a coredumping thread.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8680
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title The ptrace_start function in kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 does not properly handle simultaneous execution of the do_coredump function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via vectors involving the ptrace system call and a coredumping thread.
    version 18
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2009:1193
rpms
  • kernel-0:2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
  • kernel-PAE-0:2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
  • kernel-PAE-devel-0:2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
  • kernel-debug-0:2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
  • kernel-debug-devel-0:2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
  • kernel-headers-0:2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
  • kernel-kdump-0:2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
  • kernel-xen-0:2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
  • kernel-xen-devel-0:2.6.18-128.4.1.el5
refmap via4
bid 35559
bugtraq 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
confirm
mlist [oss-security] 20090702 CVE-2009-1388 kernel: do_coredump() vs ptrace_start() deadlock
osvdb 55679
secunia
  • 36131
  • 37471
vupen ADV-2009-3316
statements via4
contributor Tomas Hoger
lastmodified 2009-08-05
organization Red Hat
statement This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1193.html
Last major update 19-03-2012 - 00:00
Published 05-07-2009 - 12:30
Last modified 10-10-2018 - 15:36
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