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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0729

Original release date: 03/16/2010
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

A certain Red Hat patch for the Linux kernel in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 on the ia64 platform allows local users to use ptrace on an arbitrary process, and consequently gain privileges, via vectors related to a missing ptrace_check_attach call.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/17/2010)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/CVE-2010-0729. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 5 or Red Hat Enterprise MRG, as they do not include the internal change introducing this flaw. A future update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 may address this flaw.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=572007
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0394
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8687
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100090459
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20100312 CVE-2010-0729 kernel: ia64: ptrace: peek_or_poke requests miss ptrace_check_attach()
External Source: BID
Name: 38702

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8687
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)