McAfee, Inc. McAfee® Avert® 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 184.108.40.206
• 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: http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.17.y.git;a=commit;h=96ec9da385cf72c5f775e5f163420ea92e66ded2
This vulnerability was discovered by Wei Wang of McAfee Avert Labs.
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