Vulnerabilities > CVE-2009-3228 - Missing Initialization of Resource vulnerability in multiple products

047910
CVSS 2.1 - LOW
Attack vector
LOCAL
Attack complexity
LOW
Privileges required
NONE
Confidentiality impact
PARTIAL
Integrity impact
NONE
Availability impact
NONE
local
low complexity
linux
canonical
redhat
CWE-909
nessus

Summary

The tc_fill_tclass function in net/sched/sch_api.c in the tc subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.37.6 and 2.6.x before 2.6.31-rc9 does not initialize certain (1) tcm__pad1 and (2) tcm__pad2 structure members, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors.

Vulnerable Configurations

Part Description Count
OS
Linux
660
OS
Canonical
5
OS
Redhat
4

Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE)

Nessus

  • NASL familyMandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL idMANDRIVA_MDVSA-2010-198.NASL
    descriptionSome vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel : fs/namei.c in Linux kernel 2.6.18 through 2.6.34 does not always follow NFS automount symlinks, which allows attackers to have an unknown impact, related to LOOKUP_FOLLOW. (CVE-2010-1088) The tc_fill_tclass function in net/sched/sch_api.c in the tc subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.37.6 and 2.6.x before 2.6.31-rc9 does not initialize certain (1) tcm__pad1 and (2) tcm__pad2 structure members, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors. (CVE-2009-3228) The do_pages_move function in mm/migrate.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.33-rc7 does not validate node values, which allows local users to read arbitrary kernel memory locations, cause a denial of service (OOPS), and possibly have unspecified other impact by specifying a node that is not part of the kernel node set. (CVE-2010-0415) The ATI Rage 128 (aka r128) driver in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31-git11 does not properly verify Concurrent Command Engine (CCE) state initialization, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via unspecified ioctl calls. (CVE-2009-3620) The wake_futex_pi function in kernel/futex.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.33-rc7 does not properly handle certain unlock operations for a Priority Inheritance (PI) futex, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) and possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors involving modification of the futex value from user space. (CVE-2010-0622) The kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_set_sregs function in the KVM in Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.30, when running on x86 systems, does not validate the page table root in a KVM_SET_SREGS call, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash or hang) via a crafted cr3 value, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference in the gfn_to_rmap function. (CVE-2009-2287) The handle_dr function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31.1 does not properly verify the Current Privilege Level (CPL) before accessing a debug register, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (trap) on the host OS via a crafted application. (CVE-2009-3722) The ext4_decode_error function in fs/ext4/super.c in the ext4 filesystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference), and possibly have unspecified other impact, via a crafted read-only filesystem that lacks a journal. (CVE-2009-4308) The eisa_eeprom_read function in the parisc isa-eeprom component (drivers/parisc/eisa_eeprom.c) in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31-rc6 allows local users to access restricted memory via a negative ppos argument, which bypasses a check that assumes that ppos is positive and causes an out-of-bounds read in the readb function. (CVE-2009-2846) Multiple buffer overflows in fs/nfsd/nfs4xdr.c in the XDR implementation in the NFS server in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34-rc6 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted NFSv4 compound WRITE request, related to the read_buf and nfsd4_decode_compound functions. (CVE-2010-2521) mm/shmem.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-rc8, when strict overcommit is enabled and CONFIG_SECURITY is disabled, does not properly handle the export of shmemfs objects by knfsd, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and knfsd crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2010-1643. (CVE-2008-7256) The release_one_tty function in drivers/char/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34-rc4 omits certain required calls to the put_pid function, which has unspecified impact and local attack vectors. (CVE-2010-1162) mm/shmem.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-rc3, when strict overcommit is enabled, does not properly handle the export of shmemfs objects by knfsd, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and knfsd crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors. (CVE-2010-1643) The sctp_process_unk_param function in net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.33.3 and earlier, when SCTP is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via an SCTPChunkInit packet containing multiple invalid parameters that require a large amount of error data. (CVE-2010-1173) The Transparent Inter-Process Communication (TIPC) functionality in Linux kernel 2.6.16-rc1 through 2.6.33, and possibly other versions, allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel OOPS) by sending datagrams through AF_TIPC before entering network mode, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference. (CVE-2010-1187) The sctp_process_unk_param function in net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.33.3 and earlier, when SCTP is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via an SCTPChunkInit packet containing multiple invalid parameters that require a large amount of error data. (CVE-2010-1173) fs/cifs/cifssmb.c in the CIFS implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34-rc4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) via an SMB response packet with an invalid CountHigh value, as demonstrated by a response from an OS/2 server, related to the CIFSSMBWrite and CIFSSMBWrite2 functions. (CVE-2010-2248) Buffer overflow in the ecryptfs_uid_hash macro in fs/ecryptfs/messaging.c in the eCryptfs subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.35 might allow local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash) via unspecified vectors. (CVE-2010-2492) The xfs_swapext function in fs/xfs/xfs_dfrag.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.35 does not properly check the file descriptors passed to the SWAPEXT ioctl, which allows local users to leverage write access and obtain read access by swapping one file into another file. (CVE-2010-2226) The gfs2_dirent_find_space function in fs/gfs2/dir.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.35 uses an incorrect size value in calculations associated with sentinel directory entries, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and panic) and possibly have unspecified other impact by renaming a file in a GFS2 filesystem, related to the gfs2_rename function in fs/gfs2/ops_inode.c. (CVE-2010-2798) The do_anonymous_page function in mm/memory.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.52, 2.6.32.x before 2.6.32.19, 2.6.34.x before 2.6.34.4, and 2.6.35.x before 2.6.35.2 does not properly separate the stack and the heap, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by writing to the bottom page of a shared memory segment, as demonstrated by a memory-exhaustion attack against the X.Org X server. (CVE-2010-2240) The drm_ioctl function in drivers/gpu/drm/drm_drv.c in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.53, 2.6.32.x before 2.6.32.21, 2.6.34.x before 2.6.34.6, and 2.6.35.x before 2.6.35.4 allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory by requesting a large memory-allocation amount. (CVE-2010-2803) Integer overflow in net/can/bcm.c in the Controller Area Network (CAN) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.53, 2.6.32.x before 2.6.32.21, 2.6.34.x before 2.6.34.6, and 2.6.35.x before 2.6.35.4 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (system crash) via crafted CAN traffic. (CVE-2010-2959) Double free vulnerability in the snd_seq_oss_open function in sound/core/seq/oss/seq_oss_init.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc4 might allow local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via an unsuccessful attempt to open the /dev/sequencer device. (CVE-2010-3080) A vulnerability in Linux kernel caused by insecure allocation of user space memory when translating system call inputs to 64-bit. A stack pointer underflow can occur when using the compat_alloc_user_space method with an arbitrary length input. (CVE-2010-3081) The IA32 system call emulation functionality in arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc4-git2 on the x86_64 platform does not zero extend the %eax register after the 32-bit entry path to ptrace is used, which allows local users to gain privileges by triggering an out-of-bounds access to the system call table using the %rax register. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of a CVE-2007-4573 regression. (CVE-2010-3301) To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at : http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate
    last seen2020-06-01
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    plugin id49795
    published2010-10-08
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2010-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/49795
    titleMandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2010:198)
  • NASL familyCentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL idCENTOS_RHSA-2009-1541.NASL
    descriptionUpdated kernel packages that fix security issues 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 fixes the following security issues : * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in each of the following functions in the Linux kernel: pipe_read_open(), pipe_write_open(), and pipe_rdwr_open(). When the mutex lock is not held, the i_pipe pointer could be released by other processes before it is used to update the pipe
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id67067
    published2013-06-29
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2013-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/67067
    titleCentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2009:1541)
  • NASL familyOracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL idORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-1522.NASL
    descriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1522 : Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate 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 issues : * multiple, missing initialization flaws were found in the Linux kernel. Padding data in several core network structures was not initialized properly before being sent to user-space. These flaws could lead to information leaks. (CVE-2005-4881, CVE-2009-3228, Moderate) This update also fixes the following bugs : * a packet duplication issue was fixed via the RHSA-2008:0665 update; however, the fix introduced a problem for systems using network bonding: Backup slaves were unable to receive ARP packets. When using network bonding in the
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id67945
    published2013-07-12
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2013-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/67945
    titleOracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2009-1522)
  • NASL familyMandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL idMANDRIVA_MDVSA-2010-188.NASL
    descriptionSome vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel : fs/namei.c in Linux kernel 2.6.18 through 2.6.34 does not always follow NFS automount symlinks, which allows attackers to have an unknown impact, related to LOOKUP_FOLLOW. (CVE-2010-1088) The tc_fill_tclass function in net/sched/sch_api.c in the tc subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.37.6 and 2.6.x before 2.6.31-rc9 does not initialize certain (1) tcm__pad1 and (2) tcm__pad2 structure members, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors. (CVE-2009-3228) The do_pages_move function in mm/migrate.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.33-rc7 does not validate node values, which allows local users to read arbitrary kernel memory locations, cause a denial of service (OOPS), and possibly have unspecified other impact by specifying a node that is not part of the kernel node set. (CVE-2010-0415) The ATI Rage 128 (aka r128) driver in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31-git11 does not properly verify Concurrent Command Engine (CCE) state initialization, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via unspecified ioctl calls. (CVE-2009-3620) The wake_futex_pi function in kernel/futex.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.33-rc7 does not properly handle certain unlock operations for a Priority Inheritance (PI) futex, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) and possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors involving modification of the futex value from user space. (CVE-2010-0622) The kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_set_sregs function in the KVM in Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.30, when running on x86 systems, does not validate the page table root in a KVM_SET_SREGS call, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash or hang) via a crafted cr3 value, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference in the gfn_to_rmap function. (CVE-2009-2287) The handle_dr function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31.1 does not properly verify the Current Privilege Level (CPL) before accessing a debug register, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (trap) on the host OS via a crafted application. (CVE-2009-3722) The ext4_decode_error function in fs/ext4/super.c in the ext4 filesystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference), and possibly have unspecified other impact, via a crafted read-only filesystem that lacks a journal. (CVE-2009-4308) The eisa_eeprom_read function in the parisc isa-eeprom component (drivers/parisc/eisa_eeprom.c) in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31-rc6 allows local users to access restricted memory via a negative ppos argument, which bypasses a check that assumes that ppos is positive and causes an out-of-bounds read in the readb function. (CVE-2009-2846) Multiple buffer overflows in fs/nfsd/nfs4xdr.c in the XDR implementation in the NFS server in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34-rc6 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted NFSv4 compound WRITE request, related to the read_buf and nfsd4_decode_compound functions. (CVE-2010-2521) mm/shmem.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-rc8, when strict overcommit is enabled and CONFIG_SECURITY is disabled, does not properly handle the export of shmemfs objects by knfsd, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and knfsd crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2010-1643. (CVE-2008-7256) The release_one_tty function in drivers/char/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34-rc4 omits certain required calls to the put_pid function, which has unspecified impact and local attack vectors. (CVE-2010-1162) mm/shmem.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-rc3, when strict overcommit is enabled, does not properly handle the export of shmemfs objects by knfsd, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and knfsd crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors. (CVE-2010-1643) The sctp_process_unk_param function in net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.33.3 and earlier, when SCTP is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via an SCTPChunkInit packet containing multiple invalid parameters that require a large amount of error data. (CVE-2010-1173) The Transparent Inter-Process Communication (TIPC) functionality in Linux kernel 2.6.16-rc1 through 2.6.33, and possibly other versions, allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel OOPS) by sending datagrams through AF_TIPC before entering network mode, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference. (CVE-2010-1187) The sctp_process_unk_param function in net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.33.3 and earlier, when SCTP is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via an SCTPChunkInit packet containing multiple invalid parameters that require a large amount of error data. (CVE-2010-1173) fs/cifs/cifssmb.c in the CIFS implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34-rc4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) via an SMB response packet with an invalid CountHigh value, as demonstrated by a response from an OS/2 server, related to the CIFSSMBWrite and CIFSSMBWrite2 functions. (CVE-2010-2248) Buffer overflow in the ecryptfs_uid_hash macro in fs/ecryptfs/messaging.c in the eCryptfs subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.35 might allow local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash) via unspecified vectors. (CVE-2010-2492) The xfs_swapext function in fs/xfs/xfs_dfrag.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.35 does not properly check the file descriptors passed to the SWAPEXT ioctl, which allows local users to leverage write access and obtain read access by swapping one file into another file. (CVE-2010-2226) The gfs2_dirent_find_space function in fs/gfs2/dir.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.35 uses an incorrect size value in calculations associated with sentinel directory entries, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and panic) and possibly have unspecified other impact by renaming a file in a GFS2 filesystem, related to the gfs2_rename function in fs/gfs2/ops_inode.c. (CVE-2010-2798) The do_anonymous_page function in mm/memory.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.52, 2.6.32.x before 2.6.32.19, 2.6.34.x before 2.6.34.4, and 2.6.35.x before 2.6.35.2 does not properly separate the stack and the heap, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by writing to the bottom page of a shared memory segment, as demonstrated by a memory-exhaustion attack against the X.Org X server. (CVE-2010-2240) The drm_ioctl function in drivers/gpu/drm/drm_drv.c in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.53, 2.6.32.x before 2.6.32.21, 2.6.34.x before 2.6.34.6, and 2.6.35.x before 2.6.35.4 allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory by requesting a large memory-allocation amount. (CVE-2010-2803) Integer overflow in net/can/bcm.c in the Controller Area Network (CAN) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.53, 2.6.32.x before 2.6.32.21, 2.6.34.x before 2.6.34.6, and 2.6.35.x before 2.6.35.4 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (system crash) via crafted CAN traffic. (CVE-2010-2959) Double free vulnerability in the snd_seq_oss_open function in sound/core/seq/oss/seq_oss_init.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc4 might allow local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via an unsuccessful attempt to open the /dev/sequencer device. (CVE-2010-3080) A vulnerability in Linux kernel caused by insecure allocation of user space memory when translating system call inputs to 64-bit. A stack pointer underflow can occur when using the compat_alloc_user_space method with an arbitrary length input. (CVE-2010-3081) The IA32 system call emulation functionality in arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36-rc4-git2 on the x86_64 platform does not zero extend the %eax register after the 32-bit entry path to ptrace is used, which allows local users to gain privileges by triggering an out-of-bounds access to the system call table using the %rax register. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of a CVE-2007-4573 regression. (CVE-2010-3301) To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at : http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate
    last seen2020-06-01
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    plugin id49666
    published2010-09-24
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2010-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/49666
    titleMandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2010:188)
  • NASL familyVMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL idVMWARE_VMSA-2010-0004.NASL
    descriptiona. vMA and Service Console update for newt to 0.52.2-12.el5_4.1 Newt is a programming library for color text mode, widget based user interfaces. Newt can be used to add stacked windows, entry widgets, checkboxes, radio buttons, labels, plain text fields, scrollbars, etc., to text mode user interfaces. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way newt processes content that is to be displayed in a text dialog box. A local attacker could issue a specially crafted text dialog box display request (direct or via a custom application), leading to a denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the application using the newt library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2905 to this issue. b. vMA and Service Console update for vMA package nfs-utils to 1.0.9-42.el5 The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel NFS server and related tools. It was discovered that nfs-utils did not use tcp_wrappers correctly. Certain hosts access rules defined in
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id44993
    published2010-03-05
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2010-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/44993
    titleVMSA-2010-0004 : ESX Service Console and vMA third-party updates
  • NASL familyVMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL idVMWARE_VMSA-2010-0004_REMOTE.NASL
    descriptionThe remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including remote code execution vulnerabilities, in several third-party components and libraries : - bind - expat - glib2 - Kernel - newt - nfs-utils - NTP - OpenSSH - OpenSSL
    last seen2020-06-01
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    plugin id89737
    published2016-03-08
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2016-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/89737
    titleVMware ESX Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2010-0004) (remote check)
  • NASL familyRed Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL idREDHAT-RHSA-2009-1541.NASL
    descriptionUpdated kernel packages that fix security issues 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 fixes the following security issues : * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in each of the following functions in the Linux kernel: pipe_read_open(), pipe_write_open(), and pipe_rdwr_open(). When the mutex lock is not held, the i_pipe pointer could be released by other processes before it is used to update the pipe
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id42357
    published2009-11-04
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2009-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/42357
    titleRHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2009:1541)
  • NASL familyRed Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL idREDHAT-RHSA-2009-1550.NASL
    descriptionUpdated kernel packages that fix several security issues and multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security fixes : * 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) * the sendmsg() function in the Linux kernel did not block during UNIX socket garbage collection. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-5300, Important) * the exit_notify() function in the Linux kernel did not properly reset the exit signal if a process executed a set user ID (setuid) application before exiting. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to elevate their privileges. (CVE-2009-1337, 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) * 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) * it was discovered that, when executing a new process, the clear_child_tid pointer in the Linux kernel is not cleared. If this pointer points to a writable portion of the memory of the new program, the kernel could corrupt four bytes of memory, possibly leading to a local denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2009-2848, Important) * missing initialization flaws were found in getname() implementations in the IrDA sockets, AppleTalk DDP protocol, NET/ROM protocol, and ROSE protocol implementations in the Linux kernel. Certain data structures in these getname() implementations were not initialized properly before being copied to user-space. These flaws could lead to an information leak. (CVE-2009-3002, Important) * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in each of the following functions in the Linux kernel: pipe_read_open(), pipe_write_open(), and pipe_rdwr_open(). When the mutex lock is not held, the i_pipe pointer could be released by other processes before it is used to update the pipe
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id42360
    published2009-11-04
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2009-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/42360
    titleRHEL 3 : kernel (RHSA-2009:1550)
  • NASL familyScientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL idSL_20091022_KERNEL_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    descriptionCVE-2005-4881 kernel: netlink: fix numerous padding memleaks CVE-2009-3228 kernel: tc: uninitialised kernel memory leak This update fixes the following security issues : - multiple, missing initialization flaws were found in the Linux kernel. Padding data in several core network structures was not initialized properly before being sent to user-space. These flaws could lead to information leaks. (CVE-2005-4881, CVE-2009-3228, Moderate) This update also fixes the following bugs : - a packet duplication issue was fixed via the RHSA-2008:0665 update; however, the fix introduced a problem for systems using network bonding: Backup slaves were unable to receive ARP packets. When using network bonding in the
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id60682
    published2012-08-01
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2012-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/60682
    titleScientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL familyCentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL idCENTOS_RHSA-2009-1522.NASL
    descriptionUpdated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate 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 issues : * multiple, missing initialization flaws were found in the Linux kernel. Padding data in several core network structures was not initialized properly before being sent to user-space. These flaws could lead to information leaks. (CVE-2005-4881, CVE-2009-3228, Moderate) This update also fixes the following bugs : * a packet duplication issue was fixed via the RHSA-2008:0665 update; however, the fix introduced a problem for systems using network bonding: Backup slaves were unable to receive ARP packets. When using network bonding in the
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id42257
    published2009-10-27
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2009-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/42257
    titleCentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2009:1522)
  • NASL familyDebian Local Security Checks
    NASL idDEBIAN_DSA-1928.NASL
    descriptionSeveral vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service, sensitive memory leak or privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2009-2846 Michael Buesch noticed a typing issue in the eisa-eeprom driver for the hppa architecture. Local users could exploit this issue to gain access to restricted memory. - CVE-2009-2847 Ulrich Drepper noticed an issue in the do_sigalstack routine on 64-bit systems. This issue allows local users to gain access to potentially sensitive memory on the kernel stack. - CVE-2009-2848 Eric Dumazet discovered an issue in the execve path, where the clear_child_tid variable was not being properly cleared. Local users could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service (memory corruption). - CVE-2009-2849 Neil Brown discovered an issue in the sysfs interface to md devices. When md arrays are not active, local users can exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service (oops). - CVE-2009-2903 Mark Smith discovered a memory leak in the appletalk implementation. When the appletalk and ipddp modules are loaded, but no ipddp
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id44793
    published2010-02-24
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2010-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/44793
    titleDebian DSA-1928-1 : linux-2.6.24 - privilege escalation/denial of service/sensitive memory leak
  • NASL familyVMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL idVMWARE_VMSA-2010-0009.NASL
    descriptiona. Service Console update for COS kernel Updated COS package
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id46765
    published2010-06-01
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2010-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/46765
    titleVMSA-2010-0009 : ESXi ntp and ESX Service Console third-party updates
  • NASL familyRed Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL idREDHAT-RHSA-2009-1522.NASL
    descriptionUpdated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate 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 issues : * multiple, missing initialization flaws were found in the Linux kernel. Padding data in several core network structures was not initialized properly before being sent to user-space. These flaws could lead to information leaks. (CVE-2005-4881, CVE-2009-3228, Moderate) This update also fixes the following bugs : * a packet duplication issue was fixed via the RHSA-2008:0665 update; however, the fix introduced a problem for systems using network bonding: Backup slaves were unable to receive ARP packets. When using network bonding in the
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id42216
    published2009-10-23
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2009-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/42216
    titleRHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2009:1522)
  • NASL familyOracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL idORACLEVM_OVMSA-2009-0033.NASL
    descriptionThe remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : - [security] require root for mmap_min_addr (Eric Paris) [518142 518143] (CVE-2009-2695) - [md] prevent crash when accessing suspend_* sysfs attr (Danny Feng) [518135 518136] (CVE-2009-2849) - [nfs] knfsd: fix NFSv4 O_EXCL creates (Jeff Layton) [522163 524521] (CVE-2009-3286) - [fs] fix pipe null pointer dereference (Jeff Moyer) [530938 530939] (CVE-2009-3547) - [net] r8169: balance pci_map/unmap pair, use hw padding (Ivan Vecera) [529143 515857] (CVE-2009-3613) - [net] tc: fix uninitialized kernel memory leak (Jiri Pirko) [520994 520863](CVE-2009-3228)
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id79470
    published2014-11-26
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2014-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/79470
    titleOracleVM 2.2 : kernel (OVMSA-2009-0033)
  • NASL familyDebian Local Security Checks
    NASL idDEBIAN_DSA-1929.NASL
    descriptionSeveral vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service, sensitive memory leak or privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2009-1883 Solar Designer discovered a missing capability check in the z90crypt driver or s390 systems. This vulnerability may allow a local user to gain elevated privileges. - CVE-2009-2909 Arjan van de Ven discovered an issue in the AX.25 protocol implementation. A specially crafted call to setsockopt() can result in a denial of service (kernel oops). - CVE-2009-3001 Jiri Slaby fixed a sensitive memory leak issue in the ANSI/IEEE 802.2 LLC implementation. This is not exploitable in the Debian lenny kernel as root privileges are required to exploit this issue. - CVE-2009-3002 Eric Dumazet fixed several sensitive memory leaks in the IrDA, X.25 PLP (Rose), NET/ROM, Acorn Econet/AUN, and Controller Area Network (CAN) implementations. Local users can exploit these issues to gain access to kernel memory. - CVE-2009-3228 Eric Dumazet reported an instance of uninitialized kernel memory in the network packet scheduler. Local users may be able to exploit this issue to read the contents of sensitive kernel memory. - CVE-2009-3238 Linus Torvalds provided a change to the get_random_int() function to increase its randomness. - CVE-2009-3286 Eric Paris discovered an issue with the NFSv4 server implementation. When an O_EXCL create fails, files may be left with corrupted permissions, possibly granting unintentional privileges to other local users. - CVE-2009-3547 Earl Chew discovered a NULL pointer dereference issue in the pipe_rdwr_open function which can be used by local users to gain elevated privileges. - CVE-2009-3612 Jiri Pirko discovered a typo in the initialization of a structure in the netlink subsystem that may allow local users to gain access to sensitive kernel memory. - CVE-2009-3621 Tomoki Sekiyama discovered a deadlock condition in the UNIX domain socket implementation. Local users can exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service (system hang).
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id44794
    published2010-02-24
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2010-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/44794
    titleDebian DSA-1929-1 : linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of service/sensitive memory leak
  • NASL familyOracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL idORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-1550.NASL
    descriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1550 : Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security fixes : * 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) * the sendmsg() function in the Linux kernel did not block during UNIX socket garbage collection. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-5300, Important) * the exit_notify() function in the Linux kernel did not properly reset the exit signal if a process executed a set user ID (setuid) application before exiting. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to elevate their privileges. (CVE-2009-1337, 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) * 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) * it was discovered that, when executing a new process, the clear_child_tid pointer in the Linux kernel is not cleared. If this pointer points to a writable portion of the memory of the new program, the kernel could corrupt four bytes of memory, possibly leading to a local denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2009-2848, Important) * missing initialization flaws were found in getname() implementations in the IrDA sockets, AppleTalk DDP protocol, NET/ROM protocol, and ROSE protocol implementations in the Linux kernel. Certain data structures in these getname() implementations were not initialized properly before being copied to user-space. These flaws could lead to an information leak. (CVE-2009-3002, Important) * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in each of the following functions in the Linux kernel: pipe_read_open(), pipe_write_open(), and pipe_rdwr_open(). When the mutex lock is not held, the i_pipe pointer could be released by other processes before it is used to update the pipe
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id67955
    published2013-07-12
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2013-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/67955
    titleOracle Linux 3 : kernel (ELSA-2009-1550)
  • NASL familyVMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL idVMWARE_VMSA-2010-0009_REMOTE.NASL
    descriptionThe remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including remote code execution vulnerabilities, in several components and third-party libraries : - libpng - VMnc Codec - vmrun - VMware Remote Console (VMrc) - VMware Tools - vmware-authd
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id89740
    published2016-03-08
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2016-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/89740
    titleVMware ESX / ESXi Third-Party Libraries and Components (VMSA-2010-0009) (remote check)
  • NASL familyUbuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL idUBUNTU_USN-864-1.NASL
    descriptionIt was discovered that the AX.25 network subsystem did not correctly check integer signedness in certain setsockopt calls. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. Ubuntu 9.10 was not affected. (CVE-2009-2909) Jan Beulich discovered that the kernel could leak register contents to 32-bit processes that were switched to 64-bit mode. A local attacker could run a specially crafted binary to read register values from an earlier process, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2009-2910) Dave Jones discovered that the gdth SCSI driver did not correctly validate array indexes in certain ioctl calls. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2009-3080) Eric Dumazet and Jiri Pirko discovered that the TC and CLS subsystems would leak kernel memory via uninitialized structure members. A local attacker could exploit this to read several bytes of kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2009-3228, CVE-2009-3612) Earl Chew discovered race conditions in pipe handling. A local attacker could exploit anonymous pipes via /proc/*/fd/ and crash the system or gain root privileges. (CVE-2009-3547) Dave Jones and Francois Romieu discovered that the r8169 network driver could be made to leak kernel memory. A remote attacker could send a large number of jumbo frames until the system memory was exhausted, leading to a denial of service. Ubuntu 9.10 was not affected. (CVE-2009-3613). Ben Hutchings discovered that the ATI Rage 128 video driver did not correctly validate initialization states. A local attacker could make specially crafted ioctl calls to crash the system or gain root privileges. (CVE-2009-3620) Tomoki Sekiyama discovered that Unix sockets did not correctly verify namespaces. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-3621) J. Bruce Fields discovered that NFSv4 did not correctly use the credential cache. A local attacker using a mount with AUTH_NULL authentication could exploit this to crash the system or gain root privileges. Only Ubuntu 9.10 was affected. (CVE-2009-3623) Alexander Zangerl discovered that the kernel keyring did not correctly reference count. A local attacker could issue a series of specially crafted keyring calls to crash the system or gain root privileges. Only Ubuntu 9.10 was affected. (CVE-2009-3624) David Wagner discovered that KVM did not correctly bounds-check CPUID entries. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or possibly gain elevated privileges. Ubuntu 6.06 and 9.10 were not affected. (CVE-2009-3638) Avi Kivity discovered that KVM did not correctly check privileges when accessing debug registers. A local attacker could exploit this to crash a host system from within a guest system, leading to a denial of service. Ubuntu 6.06 and 9.10 were not affected. (CVE-2009-3722) Philip Reisner discovered that the connector layer for uvesafb, pohmelfs, dst, and dm did not correctly check capabilties. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or gain elevated privileges. Ubuntu 6.06 was not affected. (CVE-2009-3725) Trond Myklebust discovered that NFSv4 clients did not robustly verify attributes. A malicious remote NFSv4 server could exploit this to crash a client or gain root privileges. Ubuntu 9.10 was not affected. (CVE-2009-3726) Robin Getz discovered that NOMMU systems did not correctly validate NULL pointers in do_mmap_pgoff calls. A local attacker could attempt to allocate large amounts of memory to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. Only Ubuntu 6.06 and 9.10 were affected. (CVE-2009-3888) Joseph Malicki discovered that the MegaRAID SAS driver had world-writable option files. A local attacker could exploit these to disrupt the behavior of the controller, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-3889, CVE-2009-3939) Roel Kluin discovered that the Hisax ISDN driver did not correctly check the size of packets. A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets to cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-4005) Lennert Buytenhek discovered that certain 802.11 states were not handled correctly. A physically-proximate remote attacker could send specially crafted wireless traffic that would crash the system, leading to a denial of service. Only Ubuntu 9.10 was affected. (CVE-2009-4026, CVE-2009-4027). 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 seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id43026
    published2009-12-07
    reporterUbuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2019 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/43026
    titleUbuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : linux, linux-source-2.6.15 vulnerabilities (USN-864-1)
  • NASL familyCentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL idCENTOS_RHSA-2009-1548.NASL
    descriptionUpdated kernel packages that fix multiple 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 : * a system with SELinux enforced was more permissive in allowing local users in the unconfined_t domain to map low memory areas even if the mmap_min_addr restriction was enabled. This could aid in the local exploitation of NULL pointer dereference bugs. (CVE-2009-2695, Important) * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the eCryptfs implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause a local denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2009-2908, Important) * a flaw was found in the NFSv4 implementation. The kernel would do an unnecessary permission check after creating a file. This check would usually fail and leave the file with the permission bits set to random values. Note: This is a server-side only issue. (CVE-2009-3286, Important) * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in each of the following functions in the Linux kernel: pipe_read_open(), pipe_write_open(), and pipe_rdwr_open(). When the mutex lock is not held, the i_pipe pointer could be released by other processes before it is used to update the pipe
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id67068
    published2013-06-29
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2013-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/67068
    titleCentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2009:1548)
  • NASL familyDebian Local Security Checks
    NASL idDEBIAN_DSA-1927.NASL
    descriptionNotice: Debian 5.0.4, the next point release of Debian
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id44792
    published2010-02-24
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2010-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/44792
    titleDebian DSA-1927-1 : linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of service/sensitive memory leak
  • NASL familyScientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL idSL_20091103_KERNEL_ON_SL5_X.NASL
    descriptionCVE-2009-2695 kernel: SELinux and mmap_min_addr CVE-2009-3228 kernel: tc: uninitialised kernel memory leak CVE-2009-3286 kernel: O_EXCL creates on NFSv4 are broken CVE-2009-2908 kernel ecryptfs NULL pointer dereference CVE-2009-3613 kernel: flood ping cause out-of-iommu error and panic when mtu larger than 1500 CVE-2009-3547 kernel: fs: pipe.c NULL pointer dereference Security fixes : - a system with SELinux enforced was more permissive in allowing local users in the unconfined_t domain to map low memory areas even if the mmap_min_addr restriction was enabled. This could aid in the local exploitation of NULL pointer dereference bugs. (CVE-2009-2695, Important) - a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the eCryptfs implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause a local denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2009-2908, Important) - a flaw was found in the NFSv4 implementation. The kernel would do an unnecessary permission check after creating a file. This check would usually fail and leave the file with the permission bits set to random values. Note: This is a server-side only issue. (CVE-2009-3286, Important) - a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in each of the following functions in the Linux kernel: pipe_read_open(), pipe_write_open(), and pipe_rdwr_open(). When the mutex lock is not held, the i_pipe pointer could be released by other processes before it is used to update the pipe
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id65044
    published2013-03-06
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2013-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/65044
    titleScientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL familyCentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL idCENTOS_RHSA-2009-1550.NASL
    descriptionUpdated kernel packages that fix several security issues and multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. Security fixes : * 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) * the sendmsg() function in the Linux kernel did not block during UNIX socket garbage collection. This could, potentially, lead to a local denial of service. (CVE-2008-5300, Important) * the exit_notify() function in the Linux kernel did not properly reset the exit signal if a process executed a set user ID (setuid) application before exiting. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to elevate their privileges. (CVE-2009-1337, 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) * 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) * it was discovered that, when executing a new process, the clear_child_tid pointer in the Linux kernel is not cleared. If this pointer points to a writable portion of the memory of the new program, the kernel could corrupt four bytes of memory, possibly leading to a local denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2009-2848, Important) * missing initialization flaws were found in getname() implementations in the IrDA sockets, AppleTalk DDP protocol, NET/ROM protocol, and ROSE protocol implementations in the Linux kernel. Certain data structures in these getname() implementations were not initialized properly before being copied to user-space. These flaws could lead to an information leak. (CVE-2009-3002, Important) * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in each of the following functions in the Linux kernel: pipe_read_open(), pipe_write_open(), and pipe_rdwr_open(). When the mutex lock is not held, the i_pipe pointer could be released by other processes before it is used to update the pipe
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id67070
    published2013-06-29
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2013-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/67070
    titleCentOS 3 : kernel (CESA-2009:1550)
  • NASL familyOracle Linux Local Security Checks
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    descriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1541 : Updated kernel packages that fix security issues 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 fixes the following security issues : * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in each of the following functions in the Linux kernel: pipe_read_open(), pipe_write_open(), and pipe_rdwr_open(). When the mutex lock is not held, the i_pipe pointer could be released by other processes before it is used to update the pipe
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id67952
    published2013-07-12
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2013-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/67952
    titleOracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2009-1541)
  • NASL familyOracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL idORACLELINUX_ELSA-2009-1548.NASL
    descriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1548 : Updated kernel packages that fix multiple 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 : * a system with SELinux enforced was more permissive in allowing local users in the unconfined_t domain to map low memory areas even if the mmap_min_addr restriction was enabled. This could aid in the local exploitation of NULL pointer dereference bugs. (CVE-2009-2695, Important) * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the eCryptfs implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause a local denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2009-2908, Important) * a flaw was found in the NFSv4 implementation. The kernel would do an unnecessary permission check after creating a file. This check would usually fail and leave the file with the permission bits set to random values. Note: This is a server-side only issue. (CVE-2009-3286, Important) * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in each of the following functions in the Linux kernel: pipe_read_open(), pipe_write_open(), and pipe_rdwr_open(). When the mutex lock is not held, the i_pipe pointer could be released by other processes before it is used to update the pipe
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id67953
    published2013-07-12
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2013-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/67953
    titleOracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2009-1548)
  • NASL familyRed Hat Local Security Checks
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    descriptionUpdated kernel packages that fix multiple 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 : * a system with SELinux enforced was more permissive in allowing local users in the unconfined_t domain to map low memory areas even if the mmap_min_addr restriction was enabled. This could aid in the local exploitation of NULL pointer dereference bugs. (CVE-2009-2695, Important) * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the eCryptfs implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause a local denial of service or escalate their privileges. (CVE-2009-2908, Important) * a flaw was found in the NFSv4 implementation. The kernel would do an unnecessary permission check after creating a file. This check would usually fail and leave the file with the permission bits set to random values. Note: This is a server-side only issue. (CVE-2009-3286, Important) * a NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in each of the following functions in the Linux kernel: pipe_read_open(), pipe_write_open(), and pipe_rdwr_open(). When the mutex lock is not held, the i_pipe pointer could be released by other processes before it is used to update the pipe
    last seen2020-06-01
    modified2020-06-02
    plugin id42358
    published2009-11-04
    reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2009-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
    sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/42358
    titleRHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2009:1548)

Oval

  • accepted2014-01-20T04:01:29.474-05:00
    classvulnerability
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    • nameJ. Daniel Brown
      organizationDTCC
    • nameChris Coffin
      organizationThe MITRE Corporation
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    descriptionThe tc_fill_tclass function in net/sched/sch_api.c in the tc subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.37.6 and 2.6.x before 2.6.31-rc9 does not initialize certain (1) tcm__pad1 and (2) tcm__pad2 structure members, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors.
    familyunix
    idoval:org.mitre.oval:def:6757
    statusaccepted
    submitted2010-06-01T17:30:00.000-05:00
    titleLinux Kernel 2.4 and 2.6 Multiple Local Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities
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  • accepted2013-04-29T04:19:13.613-04:00
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    • nameAharon Chernin
      organizationSCAP.com, LLC
    • nameDragos Prisaca
      organizationG2, Inc.
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    • commentOracle Linux 4.x
      ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
    • commentThe operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
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    • commentThe operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
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    • commentOracle Linux 5.x
      ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
    descriptionThe tc_fill_tclass function in net/sched/sch_api.c in the tc subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.37.6 and 2.6.x before 2.6.31-rc9 does not initialize certain (1) tcm__pad1 and (2) tcm__pad2 structure members, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors.
    familyunix
    idoval:org.mitre.oval:def:9409
    statusaccepted
    submitted2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    titleThe tc_fill_tclass function in net/sched/sch_api.c in the tc subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.37.6 and 2.6.x before 2.6.31-rc9 does not initialize certain (1) tcm__pad1 and (2) tcm__pad2 structure members, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via unspecified vectors.
    version27

Redhat

advisories
  • rhsa
    idRHSA-2009:1522
  • rhsa
    idRHSA-2009:1540
  • rhsa
    idRHSA-2009:1548
rpms
  • kernel-0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
  • kernel-debuginfo-0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-devel-0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-devel-0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
  • kernel-smp-0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
  • kernel-smp-devel-0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
  • kernel-xenU-0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
  • kernel-xenU-devel-0:2.6.9-89.0.15.EL
  • kernel-rt-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-debug-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-debug-debuginfo-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-debug-devel-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-debuginfo-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-debuginfo-common-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-devel-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-doc-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-trace-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-trace-debuginfo-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-trace-devel-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-vanilla-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-vanilla-debuginfo-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-rt-vanilla-devel-0:2.6.24.7-137.el5rt
  • kernel-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-PAE-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-PAE-debuginfo-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-PAE-devel-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-debug-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-debug-debuginfo-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-debug-devel-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-debuginfo-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-debuginfo-common-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-headers-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-kdump-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-kdump-debuginfo-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-xen-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-xen-debuginfo-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
  • kernel-xen-devel-0:2.6.18-164.6.1.el5

Statements

contributorTomas Hoger
lastmodified2009-11-04
organizationRed Hat
statementThis issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1522.html , https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1548 and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1540 respectively. It has been rated as having moderate security impact and is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, due to this product being in Production 3 of its maintenance life-cycle, where only qualified security errata of important or critical impact are addressed. For further information about Errata Support Policy, visit: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/

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