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.


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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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

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