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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
Description Last Modified:  12/14/2006
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
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

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

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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6304
NVD Published Date:
12/14/2006
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017