CVE-2005-4618

LOW

Description

Buffer overflow in sysctl in the Linux Kernel 2.6 before 2.6.15 allows local users to corrupt user memory and possibly cause a denial of service via a long string, which causes sysctl to write a zero byte outside the buffer. NOTE: since the sysctl is called from a userland program that provides the argument, this might not be a vulnerability, unless a legitimate user-assisted or setuid scenario can be identified.

References

http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.15

http://secunia.com/advisories/18216

http://secunia.com/advisories/18527

http://secunia.com/advisories/19369

http://secunia.com/advisories/19374

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1017

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1018

http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=8febdd85adaa41fa1fc1cb31286210fc2cd3ed0c

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.15

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:040

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/16141

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/0035

https://usn.ubuntu.com/244-1/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2005-12-31

Updated: 2018-10-03

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.6

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

Impact Score: 4.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW