CVE-2006-6655 Details

CVE-2006-6655

Published: 2006-12-20 02:28:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)
Summary:

The procfs implementation in NetBSD-current before 20061023, NetBSD 3.0 and 3.0.1 before 20061024, and NetBSD 2.x before 20061029 allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) by attempting to access /emul/linux/proc/0/stat on a procfs filesystem that was mounted with mount_procfs -o linux, which results in a NULL pointer dereference.

Exploitability Analysis:

This is a vulnerability exploitable with only local access requires the attacker to have either physical access to the vulnerable system or a local (shell) account. Examples of locally exploitable vulnerabilities are peripheral attacks such as Firewire/USB DMA attacks, and local privilege escalations (e.g., sudo).

Exploitability Complexity:

Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. The following are examples: The affected product typically requires access to a wide range of systems and users, possibly anonymous an untrusted (e.g., Internet-facing web or mail server). The affected configuration is default or ubiquitous. The attack can be performed manually and requires little skill or additional information gathering. The 'race condition' is a lazy one (i.e., it is technically a race but easily winnable).

Authentication:

One instance of authentication is required to access and exploit the vulnerability.

Confidentiality Impact:

There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.

Integrity Impact:

There is no impact to the integrity of the system.

Availability Impact:

There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability. An example is a network-based flood attack that permits a limited number of successful connections to an Internet service.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

CVE-2006-6655

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Impact
Low
CVSS Score
1.7
Exploitable
Locally Exploitable

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