CVE-2007-3105 Detail

Current Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the random number generator (RNG) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 might allow local root users to cause a denial of service or gain privileges by setting the default wakeup threshold to a value greater than the output pool size, which triggers writing random numbers to the stack by the pool transfer function involving "bound check ordering". NOTE: this issue might only cross privilege boundaries in environments that have granular assignment of privileges for root.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (10/18/2007)

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-474.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1363
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1504
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/snapshots/patch-2.6.22-git14.log
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:195
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:196
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:216
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_51_kernel.html
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_53_kernel.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0939.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0940.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25348
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-508-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-509-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-510-1
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1650
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10371

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-3105
NVD Published Date:
07/27/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017
Source:
MITRE