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Category:   Device (Firewall)  >   McAfee Firewall Enterprise Vendors:   McAfee
(McAfee Issues Fix for McAfee Firewall Enterprise) FreeBSD Network ioctl(2) Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029259
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029259
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-5691   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 28 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 8.3.1P04
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the FreeBSD Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system. McAfee Firewall Enterprise is affected.

A local user can cause any network interface in the system to perform the link layer actions associated with a SIOCSIFADDR, SIOCSIFBRDADDR, SIOCSIFDSTADDR or SIOCSIFNETMASK ioctl request. This can be exploited to trigger a kernel panic and potentially execute arbitrary code.

Code execution has not been confirmed by the vendor.

Loganaden Velvindron and Gleb Smirnoff reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

Solution:   McAfee has issued a fix for McAfee Firewall Enterprise (8.3.1P04).

The McAfee advisory is available at:

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB79597

Vendor URL:  security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-13:12.ifioctl.asc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Sep 10 2013 FreeBSD Network ioctl(2) Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges



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