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CVE-2003-0961 Detail

Description

Integer overflow in the do_brk function for the brk system call in Linux kernel 2.4.22 and earlier allows local users to gain root privileges.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/15/2003

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000796
http://isec.pl/papers/linux_kernel_do_brk.pdf
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=107064798706473&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=107064830206816&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=107394143105081&w=2
http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-403 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-417
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-423
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-433
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-439
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-440
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-442
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-450
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-470
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-475
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/301156 US Government Resource
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:110
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2003_049_kernel.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-368.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-389.html Patch Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
2.4.22


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2003-0961
NVD Published Date:
12/15/2003
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2016