Linux Kernel e1000_main.c security bypass

kernel-e1000main-security-bypass (55648) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Linux Kernel could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by improper handling of Ethernet frames that exceed the MTU by processing certain trailing payload data like a complete frame by e1000_main.c in the e1000 driver. By sending an overly large packet with a specially-crafted payload, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass packet filters.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • ASA-2009-277: kernel security and bug fix update (RHSA-2009-1132).
  • ASA-2009-464: kernel security update (RHSA-2009-1469).
  • Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 551214: kernel: e1000e frame fragment issue.
  • The Linux Kernel Archives Web site: The Linux Kernel.
  • BID-37519: Linux e1000 Driver 'Jumbo Frame' Handling Remote Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-4536: drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c in the e1000 driver in the Linux kernel 2.6.32.3 and earlier handles Ethernet frames that exceed the MTU by processing certain trailing payload data as if it were a complete frame, which allows remote attackers to bypass packet filters via a large packet with a crafted payload. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2009-1385.
  • DSA-1996: linux-2.6 -- privilege escalation/denial of service/sensitive memory leak
  • DSA-2003: linux-2.6 -- privilege escalation/denial of service
  • DSA-2005: linux-2.6.24 -- privilege escalation/denial of service/sensitive memory leak
  • RHSA-2010-0019: Important: kernel security update
  • RHSA-2010-0020: Important: kernel security update
  • RHSA-2010-0041: Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update
  • RHSA-2010-0053: Important: kernel security and bug fix update
  • RHSA-2010-0079: Important: kernel security and bug fix update
  • RHSA-2010-0095: Important: rhev-hypervisor security and bug fix update
  • RHSA-2010-0111: Important: kernel security update
  • RHSA-2010-0882: Important: kernel security and bug fix update
  • SA35265: Linux Kernel e1000 / RTL8169 Drivers Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • SA38331: Avaya CMS Solaris libexpat Library XML Parsing Denial of Service
  • SA38332: Avaya Products Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA38394: Linux Kernel 2.4 e1000 Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • SA44837: VMware ESX Server / ESXi e1000 Driver Packet Filter Bypass Security Issue
  • SA44838: VMware ESX Server / ESXi e1000 Driver Packet Filter Bypass Security Issue
  • SA44839: VMware ESX Server Console Kernel Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023420: Linux Kernel Input Validation Flaw in Intel PRO/1000 Linux Drivers Lets Remote Users Deny Service and Potentially Bypass Security Controls
  • SUSE-SA:2010:005: Linux kernel security problems
  • SUSE-SA:2010:007: Linux kernel security update
  • SUSE-SA:2010:009: Linux kernel security update
  • SUSE-SA:2010:010: Linux kernel security update
  • SUSE-SA:2010:012: Linux kernel security update
  • SUSE-SA:2010:013: Linux kernel security update
  • SUSE-SA:2010:014: Linux kernel security problems
  • SUSE-SA:2011:027: Linux kernel security update
  • USN-894-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Avaya Aura Application Enablement Services 4.0
  • Avaya Aura Communication Manager 5.1
  • Avaya Aura SIP Enablement Services 5.1
  • Avaya Intuity Audix LX 2.0 SP1
  • Avaya Intuity Audix LX 2.0
  • Avaya Intuity Audix LX 2.0 SP2
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • Debian Debian Linux 5.0
  • Intel E1000 5.2.22
  • Intel E1000 5.2.30.1
  • Intel E1000 5.2.52
  • Intel E1000 5.3.19
  • Intel E1000 5.4.11
  • Intel E1000 5.5.4
  • Intel E1000 5.6.10
  • Intel E1000 5.6.10.1
  • Intel E1000 5.7.6
  • Intel E1000 6.0.54
  • Intel E1000 6.0.60
  • Intel E1000 6.1.16
  • Intel E1000 6.2.15
  • Intel E1000 6.3.9
  • Intel E1000 7.0.33
  • Intel E1000 7.0.41
  • Intel E1000 7.1.9
  • Intel E1000 7.2.7
  • Intel E1000 7.2.9
  • Intel E1000 7.3.15
  • Intel E1000 7.3.20
  • Intel E1000 7.4.27
  • Intel E1000 7.4.35
  • Linux Kernel 2.2.27
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.36
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.36.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.36.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.36.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.36.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.36.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.4.36.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.0
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.19.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.19.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.19.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.19.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.16
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.17
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.18
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.19
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.20
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.20.21
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.21.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.21.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.21.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22 Rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22 Rc7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.10
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.11
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.12
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.13
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.14
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.15
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.17
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.18
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.19
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.20
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.21
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.22
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.8
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.22.9
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23 RC1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.10
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.11
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.12
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.13
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.15
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.16
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.17
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.23.8
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Rc4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Rc5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.24.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.1 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.10 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.10
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.11 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.11
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.12 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.12
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.13
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.14
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.15
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.16
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.17
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.2 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.3 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.4 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.5 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.6 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.7 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.8
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.8 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.9 X86 64
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.25.9
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26.4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26.5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.27
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.28
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.29 rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.29 rc2 Git7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.29 rc8-KK
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.29 rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.29 git1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.29
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.29.3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.29.Rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.29.Rc2 Git1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.30 rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.30 rc2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.30 rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.30 rc7-Git6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32 rc4
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32 rc1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32 rc3
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32 rc6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32 rc5
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32 rc7
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32 rc8
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32 Git-6
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32.1
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32.2
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.32.3
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 rc1
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 rc2
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 rc5
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 rc4
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 rc6
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 rc7
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 rc3
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.1
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.9
  • Novell Linux POS 9
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SLE SDK 10
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2 DEBUGINFO
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.2.z EUS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.3.z EUS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.4.z EUS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.3
  • RedHat MRG v1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z ES
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9
  • VMware ESX Server 3.5
  • VMware ESX Server 4.0
  • VMware Esxi 3.5
  • VMware Esxi 4.0

Reported:

Dec 29, 2009

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