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[Full-disclosure] Linux Kernel SCTP Privilege Elevation Vulnerability
Date: Tue Aug 22 2006 - 17:29:26 CDT
McAfee(r) Avert(r) Labs Security Advisory
Public Release Date: 2006-08-22
Linux Kernel SCTP Privilege Elevation Vulnerability
The Linux kernel is susceptible to a locally exploitable flaw which may
allow local users to gain root privileges and execute arbitrary code at
kernel privilege level.
* Vulnerable System or Application
Linux Kernel Versions: 2.4.23--2.4.32, 2.6 up to and including 18.104.22.168
* Vulnerability Information
A locally exploitable flaw has been found in the Linux sctp module
sctp_make_abort_user function that allows local users to gain root
privileges and also execute arbitrary code at kernel privilege level.
The Linux Kernel Archives has released a fix for this vulnerability.
Complete instructions for automatically updating kernel modules can be
downloaded at the following site:
This vulnerability was discovered by Wei Wang of McAfee Avert Labs.
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