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CVE-2006-6304 Detail

Current Description

The do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.19 sets the flag variable to O_EXCL but does not use it, which allows context-dependent attackers to modify arbitrary files via a rewrite attack during a core dump.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/14/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6304
Original release date:
12/14/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
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 (01/21/2010)

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. Shipped kernels do not include upstream commit d025c9db that introduced the problem. This upstream commit was backported in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via RHSA-2009:0225. It was later reported and addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0046.html

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100073666 External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100073666
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.19.1 External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.19.1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21591 Patch External Source BID 21591
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2006/0074/ External Source TRUSTIX 2006-0074
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5002 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-5002
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10797 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10797
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7446 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7446
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0046.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2010:0046
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0095.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2010:0095

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10797
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10797
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7446
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7446

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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