CVE-2006-6304

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Description

The do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.19 sets the flag variable to O_EXCL but does not use it, which allows context-dependent attackers to modify arbitrary files via a rewrite attack during a core dump.

References

http://secunia.com/advisories/23349

http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100073666

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.19.1

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21591

http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0074/

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5002

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10797

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7446

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0046.html

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0095.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2006-12-14

Updated: 2017-10-11

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.5

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

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (7 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89740VMware ESX / ESXi Third-Party Libraries and Components (VMSA-2010-0009) (remote check)NessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
critical
79507OracleVM 2.2 : kernel (OVMSA-2013-0039)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
67988Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2010-0046)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
46765VMSA-2010-0009 : ESXi ntp and ESX Service Console third-party updatesNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
44096CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2010:0046)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
44062RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2010:0046)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
801485CentOS RHSA-2010-0046 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high