Debian DSA-1097-1 : kernel-source-2.4.27 - several vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 22639

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Several local and remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2006-0038 'Solar Designer' discovered that arithmetic computations in netfilter's do_replace() function can lead to a buffer overflow and the execution of arbitrary code.
However, the operation requires CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges, which is only an issue in virtualization systems or fine grained access control systems.

- CVE-2006-0039 'Solar Designer' discovered a race condition in netfilter's do_add_counters() function, which allows information disclosure of kernel memory by exploiting a race condition. Like CVE-2006-0038, it requires CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges.

- CVE-2006-0741 Intel EM64T systems were discovered to be susceptible to a local DoS due to an endless recursive fault related to a bad ELF entry address.

- CVE-2006-0742 Incorrectly declared die_if_kernel() function as 'does never return' which could be exploited by a local attacker resulting in a kernel crash.

- CVE-2006-1056 AMD64 machines (and other 7th and 8th generation AuthenticAMD processors) were found to be vulnerable to sensitive information leakage, due to how they handle saving and restoring the FOP, FIP, and FDP x87 registers in FXSAVE/FXRSTOR when an exception is pending. This allows a process to determine portions of the state of floating point instructions of other processes.

- CVE-2006-1242 Marco Ivaldi discovered that there was an unintended information disclosure allowing remote attackers to bypass protections against Idle Scans (nmap -sI) by abusing the ID field of IP packets and bypassing the zero IP ID in DF packet countermeasure. This was a result of the ip_push_pending_frames function improperly incremented the IP ID field when sending a RST after receiving unsolicited TCP SYN-ACK packets.

- CVE-2006-1343 Pavel Kankovsky reported the existence of a potential information leak resulting from the failure to initialize sin.sin_zero in the IPv4 socket code.

- CVE-2006-1368 Shaun Tancheff discovered a buffer overflow (boundary condition error) in the USB Gadget RNDIS implementation allowing remote attackers to cause a DoS. While creating a reply message, the driver allocated memory for the reply data, but not for the reply structure. The kernel fails to properly bounds-check user-supplied data before copying it to an insufficiently sized memory buffer.
Attackers could crash the system, or possibly execute arbitrary machine code.

- CVE-2006-1524 Hugh Dickins discovered an issue in the madvise_remove() function wherein file and mmap restrictions are not followed, allowing local users to bypass IPC permissions and replace portions of readonly tmpfs files with zeroes.

- CVE-2006-1525 Alexandra Kossovsky reported a NULL pointer dereference condition in ip_route_input() that can be triggered by a local user by requesting a route for a multicast IP address, resulting in a denial of service (panic).

- CVE-2006-1857 Vlad Yasevich reported a data validation issue in the SCTP subsystem that may allow a remote user to overflow a buffer using a badly formatted HB-ACK chunk, resulting in a denial of service.

- CVE-2006-1858 Vlad Yasevich reported a bug in the bounds checking code in the SCTP subsystem that may allow a remote attacker to trigger a denial of service attack when rounded parameter lengths are used to calculate parameter lengths instead of the actual values.

- CVE-2006-1864 Mark Mosely discovered that chroots residing on an SMB share can be escaped with specially crafted 'cd' sequences.

- CVE-2006-2271 The 'Mu security team' discovered that carefully crafted ECNE chunks can cause a kernel crash by accessing incorrect state stable entries in the SCTP networking subsystem, which allows denial of service.

- CVE-2006-2272 The 'Mu security team' discovered that fragmented SCTP control chunks can trigger kernel panics, which allows for denial of service attacks.

- CVE-2006-2274 It was discovered that SCTP packets with two initial bundled data packets can lead to infinite recursion, which allows for denial of service attacks.


Upgrade the kernel package immediately and reboot the machine. If you have built a custom kernel from the kernel source package, you will need to rebuild to take advantage of these fixes.

The following matrix explains which kernel version for which architecture fix the problems mentioned above :

Debian 3.1 (sarge) Source 2.4.27-10sarge3 Alpha architecture 2.4.27-10sarge3 ARM architecture 2.4.27-2sarge3 Intel IA-32 architecture 2.4.27-10sarge3 Intel IA-64 architecture 2.4.27-10sarge3 Motorola 680x0 architecture 2.4.27-3sarge3 Big endian MIPS 2.4.27-10.sarge3.040815-1 Little endian MIPS 2.4.27-10.sarge3.040815-1 PowerPC architecture 2.4.27-10sarge3 IBM S/390 architecture 2.4.27-2sarge3 Sun Sparc architecture 2.4.27-9sarge3 The following matrix lists additional packages that were rebuilt for compatibility with or to take advantage of this update :

Debian 3.1 (sarge) fai-kernels 1.9.1sarge2 kernel-image-2.4.27-speakup 2.4.27-1.1sarge2 mindi-kernel 2.4.27-2sarge2 systemimager 3.2.3-6sarge2

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 22639

File Name: debian_DSA-1097.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/14

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:kernel-source-2.4.27, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0038, CVE-2006-0039, CVE-2006-0741, CVE-2006-0742, CVE-2006-1056, CVE-2006-1242, CVE-2006-1343, CVE-2006-1368, CVE-2006-1524, CVE-2006-1525, CVE-2006-1857, CVE-2006-1858, CVE-2006-1864, CVE-2006-2271, CVE-2006-2272, CVE-2006-2274

DSA: 1097

CWE: 20, 119, 189, 362