Linux kernel multiple drivers allows elevated privileges

linux-drivers-gain-privileges (16449) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Linux kernel could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by a vulnerability in the aironet, asus_acpi, decnet, mpu401, msnd, and pss drivers.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

For Red Hat Linux:
Upgrade to the latest kernel package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2004:255 and RHSA-2004:327-09 for more information. See References.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3), ES (v. 3), WS (v. 3), Desktop: 2.4.21-15.0.2.EL.x86_64 or later
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1),and WS (v. 2.1) : 2.4.9-e.41 or later
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1), and Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor: 2.4.18-e.47 or later

For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of kernel, as listed in GLSA 200407-02. See References.

For SuSE Linux:
Upgrade to the latest kernel package, as listed below. Refer to SuSE Security Announcement SUSE-SA:2004:020 for more information. See References.

SuSE Linux 9.1: 2.6.5-7.95 or later
SuSE Linux 9.0: 2.4.21-231 or later
SuSE Linux 8.2: 2.4.20-115 or later
SuSE Linux 8.1: 2.4.21-231 or later
SuSE Linux 8.0: 2.4.18-303 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 Trustix Secure Linux:
Upgrade to the latest kernel package, as listed below. Refer to Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2004-0041 for more information. See References.

Trustix Secure Linux 2.0: 2.4.27-1tr or later
Trustix Secure Linux 2.1 and Enterprise Linux 2: 2.4.27-1tr or later
Trustix Operating System - Enterprise Server 2: 2.4.27-1tr or later

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

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Conectiva Linux 8.0
  • Conectiva Linux 9.0
  • Gentoo Linux
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre9
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre8
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre7
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.18 pre3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.19 pre6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.20
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.21 pre7
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22 pre7
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22 pre6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22 pre5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22 pre4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22 pre2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22 pre3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22 pre8
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22 pre9
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22 pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.22 pre10
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23 pre8
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23 pre7
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23 pre6
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23 pre5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23 pre3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23 pre2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23 pre1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.23 pre4
  • 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 2.4.25
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.26
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0 test9
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0 test3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0 test4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0 test5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0 test1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0 test10
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0 test11
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0 test2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0 test8
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0 test7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0 test6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.1 rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.1 rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.1 rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.2 rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.2 rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.2 rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.3 rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.3 rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.3 rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.3 rc4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.4 rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.4 rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.4 rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.5 rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.5 rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.5 rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.6 rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.6 rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.6 rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.7 rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.7 rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.7 rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.7
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.1 PPC
  • 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 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AW
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Linux 3.0
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • 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 9.1
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Database Server
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Office Server
  • Trustix Secure Enterprise Linux 2.0
  • Trustix Secure Linux 2.0
  • Trustix Secure Linux 2.1

Reported:

Jun 18, 2004

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