CVE-2007-6206

LOW

Description

The do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x up to 2.6.24-rc3, and possibly other versions, does not change the UID of a core dump file if it exists before a root process creates a core dump in the same location, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information.

References

http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3043

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=c46f739dd39db3b07ab5deb4e3ec81e1c04a91af

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-02/msg00005.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-06/msg00006.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00002.html

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2008/000023.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0055.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/27908

http://secunia.com/advisories/28141

http://secunia.com/advisories/28643

http://secunia.com/advisories/28706

http://secunia.com/advisories/28748

http://secunia.com/advisories/28826

http://secunia.com/advisories/28889

http://secunia.com/advisories/28971

http://secunia.com/advisories/29058

http://secunia.com/advisories/30110

http://secunia.com/advisories/30818

http://secunia.com/advisories/30962

http://secunia.com/advisories/31246

http://secunia.com/advisories/33280

http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0048

http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1436

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1503

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1504

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:044

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:086

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:112

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0089.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0211.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0787.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/487808/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26701

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-574-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-578-1

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4090

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2222/references

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38841

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10719

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2007-12-04

Updated: 2018-10-15

Type: CWE-16

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW