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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Drivers Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019357
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019357
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0007   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 11 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Modification of system information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.6.22.17
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Linux Kernel. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

Certain drivers that register a fault handler do not properly validate user-supplied arguments. A local user may be able to read or write to arbitrary kernel memory locations.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.6.22.17).

The Linux advisory is available at:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.17

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.17 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 7 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Drivers Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
May 7 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Drivers Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
May 7 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Drivers Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Jul 29 2008 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX Server) Linux Kernel Drivers Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges   (security-announce@lists.vmware.com)
VMware has issued a fix for VMware ESX Server 3.5.
Jan 5 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Drivers Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
Jan 8 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Drivers Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 running on 32-bit architectures.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Mon, 11 Feb 2008 15:09:17 -0500
Subject:  Linux kernel


http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.17

CVE-2008-0007
 
 


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