CVE-2006-5174 Detail

Current Description

The copy_from_user function in the uaccess code in Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.19-rc1, when running on s390, does not properly clear a kernel buffer, which allows local user space programs to read portions of kernel memory by "appending to a file from a bad address," which triggers a fault that prevents the unused memory from being cleared in the kernel buffer.


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Evaluator Solution

This vulnerability is addressed in the following product update: Linux, Linux kernel, 2.6.19 rc1

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/11/5/46
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0014.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017090
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-254.htm
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-063.htm
http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=52149ba6b0ddf3e9d965257cc0513193650b3ea8 Patch 
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_79_kernel.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0710.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20379 Patch 
http://www.us.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1233
http://www.us.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1237
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3938
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/29378
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9885

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-5174
NVD Published Date:
10/10/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018
Source:
MITRE