FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Kernel memory disclosure in control messages and SCTP (7240de58-6007-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92906


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Buffer between control message header and data may not be completely initialized before being copied to userland. [CVE-2014-3952]

Three SCTP cmsgs, SCTP_SNDRCV, SCTP_EXTRCV and SCTP_RCVINFO, have implicit padding that may not be completely initialized before being copied to userland. In addition, three SCTP notifications, SCTP_PEER_ADDR_CHANGE, SCTP_REMOTE_ERROR and SCTP_AUTHENTICATION_EVENT, have padding in the returning data structure that may not be completely initialized before being copied to userland. [CVE-2014-3953] Impact : An unprivileged local process may be able to retrieve portion of kernel memory.

For the generic control message, the process may be able to retrieve a maximum of 4 bytes of kernel memory.

For SCTP, the process may be able to retrieve 2 bytes of kernel memory for all three control messages, plus 92 bytes for SCTP_SNDRCV and 76 bytes for SCTP_EXTRCV. If the local process is permitted to receive SCTP notification, a maximum of 112 bytes of kernel memory may be returned to userland.

This information might be directly useful, or it might be leveraged to obtain elevated privileges in some way. For example, a terminal buffer might include a user-entered password.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92906

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7240de58600711e6a6c314dae9d210b8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/12

Modified: 2016/08/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:FreeBSD-kernel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3952, CVE-2014-3953

BID: 68466, 68467

FreeBSD: SA-14:17.kmem