Linux kernel Vicam USB driver denial of service

linux-vicam-dos (15246) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Linux kernel is vulnerable to a denial of service. The copy_from_user() function is not used to access userspace, which crosses security boundaries. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to possibly cause a denial of service.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

For Linux Kernel 2.4.x:
Upgrade to the latest version of Linux kernel (2.4.25 or later), available from the Linux Kernel Web site. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 9:
Upgrade to the latest kernel package (2.4.20-30.9 or later), as listed in RHSA-2004:065-04. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2005:293-16 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SuSE Linux:
Upgrade to the latest kernel package, as listed below. Refer to SuSE Security Announcement SuSE-SA:2004:005 for more information. See References.

SuSE Linux 9.0 (Intel): 2.4.21-192 or later
SuSE Linux 8.2: 2.4.20-105 or later
SuSE Linux 8.1: 2.4.21-189 or later
SuSE Linux 9.0 (x86_64 Platform): 2.4.21-201 or later

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest kernel package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2004:015 : kernel for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 9.0, Multi Network Firewall 8.2, and Corporate Server 2.1: 2.4.19.38mdk-1-1mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 9.1: 2.4.21.0.28mdk-1-1mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 9.2: 2.4.22.28mdk-1-1mdk or later

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest kernel package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2004:015-1 : kernel for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1: 2.4.19.38mdk-1-1mdk or later

For Conectiva Linux:
Upgrade to the latest kernel package, as listed below. Refer to Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLSA-2004:846 for more information. See References.

Conectiva Linux 8: 2.4.19-1U80_24cl or later
Conectiva Linux 9: 2.4.21-31301U90_18cl or later

For Ubuntu Linux:
Upgrade to the latest linux-image package (2.6.8.1_2.6.8.1-16.10 or later), as listed in USN-60-0 January 14, 2005 for more information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 4.10
  • Conectiva Linux 8.0
  • Conectiva Linux 9.0
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test7
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test8
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test9
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test12
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test11
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.0 test10
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.10
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.11
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.12
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.13
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.14
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.15
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.16
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.17
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre7
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 x86
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre8
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.20
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre7
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23 pre9
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23 ow2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.24 ow1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.24
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.8
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.9
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.1 PPC
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Multi Network Firewall 8.2
  • Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Linux 9.0
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SuSE SuSE eMail Server 3.1
  • SuSE SuSE eMail Server III
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Database Server
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Firewall
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Office Server

Reported:

Feb 18, 2004

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