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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-2490

Original release date: 09/14/2005
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Stack-based buffer overflow in the sendmsg function call in the Linux kernel 2.6 before allows local users execute arbitrary code by calling sendmsg and modifying the message contents in another thread.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
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: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:157459-1
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2005:219
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2005:235
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2005-1878
External Source: XF
Name: kernel-sendmsg-bo(22217)
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-178-1
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:157459-2
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:157459-3
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1017
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2005:220
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=166248
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2005:068
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:514
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2005-0049
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:663
External Source: BID
Name: 14785
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10481

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10481
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:test9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.1:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.6:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.7:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.8:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.9:2.6.20
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6_test9_cvs

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