CVE-2005-0839

high
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Description

Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.11 does not restrict access to the N_MOUSE line discipline for a TTY, which allows local users to gain privileges by injecting mouse or keyboard events into other user sessions.

References

http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.6/[email protected]

http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg64704.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-366.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/427980/100/0/threaded

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9460

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2005-05-02

Updated: 2018-10-19

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (5 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
21928CentOS 3 / 4 : kernel (CESA-2005:366)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
20489Ubuntu 4.10 : linux-source-2.6.8.1 vulnerabilities (USN-103-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
18598Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2005:110)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high
18095RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2005:366)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
801406CentOS RHSA-2005-366 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high