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FreeBSD Security Advisory (FreeBSD-SA-03:17.procfs.asc)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

FreeBSD Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory FreeBSD-SA-03:17.procfs.asc

Insight

Insight

The process file system, procfs(5), implements a view of the system process table inside the file system. It is normally mounted on /proc, and is required for the complete operation of programs such as ps(1) and w(1). The Linux process file system, linprocfs(5), emulates a subset of Linux's process file system and is required for the complete operation of some Linux binaries. The procfs and linprocfs implementations use uiomove(9) and the related `struct uio' in order to fulfill read and write requests. Several cases were identified where members of `struct uio' were not properly validated before being used. In particular, the `uio_offset' member may be negative or extremely large, and was used to compute the region of kernel memory to be returned to the user.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade your system to the appropriate stable release or security branch dated after the correction date https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=FreeBSD-SA-03:17.procfs.asc