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CVE-2009-3725 Detail

Description

The connector layer in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31.5 does not require the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability for certain interaction with the (1) uvesafb, (2) pohmelfs, (3) dst, or (4) dm subsystem, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions and gain privileges via calls to functions in these subsystems.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/06/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3725
Original release date:
11/06/2009
Last revised:
03/19/2012
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally 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 (11/09/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5 or Red Hat Enterprise MRG, as they do not include the upstream change introducing this flaw.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=125449888416314&w=2 External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20091002 Re: [PATCH 0/8] SECURITY ISSUE with connector
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125715484511380&w=2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20091102 CVE request: kernel: connector security bypass
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125716192622235&w=2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20091102 Re: CVE request: kernel: connector security bypass
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/51382/ Patch External Source CONFIRM http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/51382/
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/51383/ Patch External Source CONFIRM http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/51383/
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/51384/ External Source CONFIRM http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/51384/
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/51387/ Patch External Source CONFIRM http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/51387/
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.31.5 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.31.5
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36834 Patch External Source BID 36834
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-864-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-864-1
http://xorl.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/linux-kernel-multiple-capabilities-missing-checks/ Exploit External Source MISC http://xorl.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/linux-kernel-multiple-capabilities-missing-checks/

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

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