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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel libcapi Buffer Overflow Lets Local Users Deny Service and May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018539
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018539
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-1217   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 8 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6.9 - 2.6.20
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger a buffer overflow in the libcapi bufprint() function in 'capiutil.c' to cause a system crash or potentially execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

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

A local user can cause a system crash.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.6.21).
Vendor URL:  bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8028 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 8 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel libcapi Buffer Overflow Lets Local Users Deny Service and May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (32-bit architectures).
Aug 8 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel libcapi Buffer Overflow Lets Local Users Deny Service and May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (64-bit architecture).
Aug 16 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel libcapi Buffer Overflow Lets Local Users Deny Service and May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Sep 4 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel libcapi Buffer Overflow Lets Local Users Deny Service and May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Sep 13 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel libcapi Buffer Overflow Lets Local Users Deny Service and May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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