Linux Kernel dccp_feat_change() buffer overflow
|linux-kernel-dccpfeatchange-bo (43034)||High Risk|
Linux Kernel is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the dccp_feat_change() function within the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) subsystem. By sending a specially-crafted request, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with kernel privileges or cause the application to crash.
Upgrade to the latest version of Linux Kernel (188.8.131.52 or later), available from The Linux Kernel Archives Web site. See References.
For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.
- The Linux Kernel Archives Web site: The Linux Kernel Archives.
- BID-29603: Linux Kernel DCCP Subsystem Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-2358: Integer overflow in the dccp_feat_change function in net/dccp/feat.c in the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.18, and 2.6.17 through 2.6.20, allows local users to gain privileges via an invalid feature length, which leads to a heap-based buffer overflow.
- DSA-1592: linux-2.6 -- heap overflow
- MDVSA-2008:112: Updated kernel packages fix security issues
- MDVSA-2008:167: kernel
- RHSA-2008-0519: Important: kernel security and bug fix update
- SA30000: Debian update for linux-2.6
- SECTRACK ID: 1020211: Linux Kernel Buffer Overflow in DCCP Subsystem May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- SUSE-SA:2008:030: Linux kernel security update
- USN-625-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities
- Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
- Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
- Canonical Ubuntu 7.10
- Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
- Debian Debian Linux 4.0
- Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
- Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
- Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2.z EUS
Jun 09, 2008
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