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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   Systrace Vendors:   OpenBSD
BSD UNIX systrace STRIOCREPLACE Integer Overflow Lets Local Users Obtain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017009
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017009
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5218   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 29 2006
Original Entry Date:  Oct 8 2006
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.8, 3.9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BSD UNIX systrace(). A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger an integer overflow to cause denial of service conditions, read from kernel memory, or obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Chris Evans of the Google Security Team discovered this vulnerability.

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

ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/3.8/common/019_systrace.patch
ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/3.9/common/014_systrace.patch

Vendor URL:  www.openbsd.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 28 2006 (NetBSD Issues Fix) BSD UNIX systrace STRIOCREPLACE Integer Overflow Lets Local Users Obtain Elevated Privileges
NetBSD has released a fix.



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