Mandriva Update for kernel MDVSA-2008:167 (kernel)

Published: 2009-04-09 12:18:58
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Summary:
Check for the Version of kernel

Affected Versions:
kernel on Mandriva Linux 2008.1, Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel: Memory leak in the ipip6_rcv function in net/ipv6/sit.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.25.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via network traffic to a Simple Internet Transition (SIT) tunnel interface, related to the pskb_may_pull and kfree_skb functions, and management of an skb reference count. (CVE-2008-2136) The utimensat system call (sys_utimensat) in Linux kernel 2.6.22 and other versions before 2.6.25.3 does not check file permissions when certain UTIME_NOW and UTIME_OMIT combinations are used, which allows local users to modify file times of arbitrary files, possibly leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2148) Integer overflow in the dccp_feat_change function in net/dccp/feat.c in the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.18, and 2.6.17 through 2.6.20, allows local users to gain privileges via an invalid feature length, which leads to a heap-based buffer overflow. (CVE-2008-2358) The pppol2tp_recvmsg function in drivers/net/pppol2tp.c in the Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.26-rc6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel heap memory corruption and system crash) and possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted PPPOL2TP packet that results in a large value for a certain length variable. (CVE-2008-2750) Linux kernel 2.6.18, and possibly other versions, when running on AMD64 architectures, allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via certain ptrace calls. (CVE-2008-1615) Integer overflow in the sctp_getsockopt_local_addrs_old function in net/sctp/socket.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) functionality in the Linux kernel before 2.6.25.9 allows local users to cause a denial of service (resource consumption and system outage) via vectors involving a large addr_num field in an sctp_getaddrs_old data structure. (CVE-2008-2826) Race condition in the directory notification subsystem (dnotify) in Linux kernel 2.6.x before 2.6.24.6, and 2.6.25 before 2.6.25.1, allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) and possibly gain privileges via unspecified vectors. (CVE-2008-1375) The bdx_ioctl_priv function in the tehuti driver (tehuti.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.x before 2.6.25.1 does not properly check certain information related to register size, which has unspecified impact and local attack vectors, probably related to reading or writing k ... Description truncated, for more information please check the Reference URL

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2136
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2148
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2358
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2750
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1615
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2826
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1375
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1675
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1669

References:

http://lists.mandriva.com/security-announce/2008-08/msg00009.php

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.8
Published
2009-04-09
Modified
2017-07-06
Category
Mandrake Local Security Checks

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