ID CVE-2006-6304
Summary The do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.19 sets the flag variable to O_EXCL but does not use it, which allows context-dependent attackers to modify arbitrary files via a rewrite attack during a core dump.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 7.5 (as of 11-10-2017 - 01:31)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-399
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
oval via4
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:08:53.423-04:00
    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 do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.19 sets the flag variable to O_EXCL but does not use it, which allows context-dependent attackers to modify arbitrary files via a rewrite attack during a core dump.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10797
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title The do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.19 sets the flag variable to O_EXCL but does not use it, which allows context-dependent attackers to modify arbitrary files via a rewrite attack during a core dump.
    version 18
  • accepted 2014-01-20T04:01:34.917-05:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name J. Daniel Brown
      organization DTCC
    • 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 do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.19 sets the flag variable to O_EXCL but does not use it, which allows context-dependent attackers to modify arbitrary files via a rewrite attack during a core dump.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7446
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-06-01T17:30:00.000-05:00
    title Linux Kernel Do_Coredump Security Bypass Vulnerability
    version 8
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2010:0046
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2010:0095
rpms
  • kernel-0:2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
  • kernel-PAE-0:2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
  • kernel-PAE-devel-0:2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
  • kernel-debug-0:2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
  • kernel-debug-devel-0:2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
  • kernel-headers-0:2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
  • kernel-kdump-0:2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
  • kernel-xen-0:2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
  • kernel-xen-devel-0:2.6.18-164.11.1.el5
refmap via4
bid 21591
confirm
secunia 23349
trustix 2006-0074
vupen ADV-2006-5002
statements via4
contributor Tomas Hoger
lastmodified 2010-01-21
organization Red Hat
statement This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. Shipped kernels do not include upstream commit d025c9db that introduced the problem. This upstream commit was backported in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via RHSA-2009:0225. It was later reported and addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0046.html
Last major update 11-10-2017 - 01:31
Published 14-12-2006 - 20:28
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