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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel SBNI WAN Driver Privilege Check Bugs May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020969
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020969
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3525   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 2 2008
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.4, 2.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The SIOCDEVRESINSTATS, SIOCDEVSHWSTATE, SIOCDEVENSLAVE, and SIOCDEVEMANSIPATE IOCTL requests do not properly check the user's privileges. A local user may be able to bypass security restrictions.

The vulnerability resides in the sbni_ioctl() function in 'drivers/net/wan/sbni.c.'

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/08/29/2

Eugene Teo reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=f2455eb176ac87081bbfc9a44b21c7cd2bc1967e

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel SBNI WAN Driver Privilege Check Bugs May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Jan 5 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel SBNI WAN Driver Privilege Check Bugs May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
Jan 8 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel SBNI WAN Driver Privilege Check Bugs May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 running on 32-bit architectures.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 2 Oct 2008 00:56:17 -0400
Subject:  Linux kernel


http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=f2455eb176ac87081bbfc9a44b21c7cd2bc1967e

CVE-2008-3525
 
 


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