CVE-2005-2459

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Description

The huft_build function in inflate.c in the zlib routines in the Linux kernel before 2.6.12.5 returns the wrong value, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel crash) via a certain compressed file that leads to a null pointer dereference, a different vulnerability than CVE-2005-2458.

References

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94584

http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.12.5

http://secunia.com/advisories/16355/

http://secunia.com/advisories/16500

http://secunia.com/advisories/17826

http://secunia.com/advisories/17918

http://secunia.com/advisories/18056

http://secunia.com/advisories/18059

http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-921

http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-922

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:219

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:220

http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_50_kernel.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/419522/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14720

https://usn.ubuntu.com/169-1/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2005-08-23

Updated: 2018-10-19

Type: CWE-476

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 5

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test10:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test11:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test3:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test4:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test5:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test6:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test7:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test8:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test9:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.6:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.7:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:386:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:686:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:686_smp:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:amd64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:amd64_k8:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:amd64_k8_smp:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:amd64_xeon:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:k7:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:k7_smp:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:power3:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:power3_smp:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:power4:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:power4_smp:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:powerpc:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8.1.5:*:powerpc_smp:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.9:2.6.20:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11_rc1_bk6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6_test9_cvs:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Configuration 2

OR

cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (5 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
22788Debian DSA-922-1 : kernel-source-2.6.8 - several vulnerabilitiesNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
22787Debian DSA-921-1 : kernel-source-2.4.27 - several vulnerabilitiesNessusDebian Local Security Checks
medium
20575Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : linux-source-2.6.8.1, linux-source-2.6.10 vulnerabilities (USN-169-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
20451MDKSA-2005:220 : kernelNessusMandriva Local Security Checks
medium
20450Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDKSA-2005:219)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high