CVE-2010-3858

MEDIUM
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Description

The setup_arg_pages function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36, when CONFIG_STACK_GROWSDOWN is used, does not properly restrict the stack memory consumption of the (1) arguments and (2) environment for a 32-bit application on a 64-bit platform, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted exec system call, a related issue to CVE-2010-2240.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=1b528181b2ffa14721fb28ad1bd539fe1732c583

http://grsecurity.net/~spender/64bit_dos.c

http://secunia.com/advisories/42758

http://secunia.com/advisories/42789

http://secunia.com/advisories/46397

http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2126

http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/15619

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.36

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:257

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/10/21/1

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/10/22/4

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0958.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0004.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/520102/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/44301

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1041-1

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0012.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0024

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0070

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=645222

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2010-11-30

Updated: 2020-08-14

Type: CWE-400

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.9

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

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (19 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89680VMware ESX / ESXi Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0012) (remote check)NessusMisc.
high
79507OracleVM 2.2 : kernel (OVMSA-2013-0039)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
75554openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2011:0399-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
68277Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2011-0836)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
68176Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2011-0004)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
65101Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-maverick vulnerabilities (USN-1083-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
65103Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : linux-mvl-dove vulnerabilities (USN-1093-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
60929Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
56508VMSA-2011-0012 : VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third-party libraries and ESX Service ConsoleNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
56190USN-1202-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilitiesNessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
54941RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2011:0836)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
53740openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2011:0346-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
52597SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 4039 / 4042 / 4043)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
52475Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1072-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
51453Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : linux, linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-1041-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
51426CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2011:0004)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
51417RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2011:0004)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
51337Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2010:257)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
medium
50825Debian DSA-2126-1 : linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of service/information leakNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high