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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2451

Original release date: 07/07/2006
Last revised: 03/19/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The suid_dumpable support in Linux kernel 2.6.13 up to versions before 2.6.17.4, and 2.6.16 before 2.6.16.24, allows a local user to cause a denial of service (disk consumption) and possibly gain privileges via the PR_SET_DUMPABLE argument of the prctl function and a program that causes a core dump file to be created in a directory for which the user does not have permissions.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2699
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:049
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20991
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.17.4
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20965
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11336
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21966
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=195902
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20953
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060710 Re: rPSA-2006-0122-1 kernel
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:016
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21498
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 27030
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-488
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060716 Re: Linux Kernel 2.6.x PRCTL Core Dump Handling -- Simple workaround
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21179
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060713 Linux sys_prctl LKM based hotfix
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060712 Linux Kernel 2.6.x PRCTL Core Dump Handling - Local r00t Exploit ( BID 18874 / CVE-2006-2451 )
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016451
External Source: BID
Name: 18874
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:047
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-162.htm
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20986
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060707 rPSA-2006-0122-1 kernel
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060713 Re: [Full-disclosure] Re: Linux Kernel 2.6.x PRCTL Core Dump Handling - Local r00t Exploit ( BID 18874 / CVE-2006-2451 )
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:017
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.17.y.git;a=commit;h=0af184bb9f80edfbb94de46cb52e9592e5a547b0
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:042
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.24
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20960
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-311-1
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060714 Linux Kernel 2.6.x PRCTL Core Dump Handling -- Simple workaround
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0574

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11336
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.20
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.19
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.16
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.15
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.22
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.21
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.23
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.18
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.17

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Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)