CVE-2010-4242

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Description

The hci_uart_tty_open function in the HCI UART driver (drivers/bluetooth/hci_ldisc.c) in the Linux kernel 2.6.36, and possibly other versions, does not verify whether the tty has a write operation, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via vectors related to the Bluetooth driver.

References

http://git.kernel.org/linus/c19483cc5e56ac5e22dd19cf25ba210ab1537773

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-02/msg00002.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/42789

http://secunia.com/advisories/42890

http://secunia.com/advisories/42963

http://secunia.com/advisories/43291

http://secunia.com/advisories/46397

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

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0007.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0162.html

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

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/45014

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

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

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0168

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0375

http://xorl.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/cve-2010-4242-linux-kernel-bluetooth-hci-uart-invalid-pointer-access/

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=641410

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/64617

https://lkml.org/lkml/2010/10/7/255

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2011-01-11

Updated: 2018-10-10

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4

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

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 1.9

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.36:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (27 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
68182Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2011-0162)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
68177Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2011-0007)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
60938Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
60929Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
59155SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 7384)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
58229SuSE9 Security Update : the Linux kernel (YOU Patch Number 12677)NessusSuSE 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
56192USN-1204-1 : linux-fsl-imx51 vulnerabilitiesNessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
56190USN-1202-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilitiesNessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
53303Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1105-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
52991Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : linux-source-2.6.15 vulnerabilities (USN-1092-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
52971SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 7381)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
52739Ubuntu 9.10 : linux, linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-1089-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
51953SuSE9 Security Update : the Linux kernel (YOU Patch Number 12672)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
51818Debian DSA-2153-1 : linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of service/information leakNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
51786CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2011:0162)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
51569RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2011:0162)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
51500RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2011:0007)NessusRed Hat 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
801503CentOS RHSA-2011-0162 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high