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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:
Linux Kernel Tehuti Network Driver May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019960
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1675   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 2 2008
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The bdx_ioctl_priv() function in 'drivers/net/tehuti.c' does not properly check for CAP_NET_ADMIN permissions. A local user may be able to exploit this to obtain elevated privileges.

David S. Miller reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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