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CVE-2012-2123

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Overview

The cap_bprm_set_creds function in security/commoncap.c in the Linux kernel before 3.3.3 does not properly handle the use of file system capabilities (aka fcaps) for implementing a privileged executable file, which allows local users to bypass intended personality restrictions via a crafted application, as demonstrated by an attack that uses a parent process to disable ASLR.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1530-1
Posted Aug 13, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1530-1 - Andy Adamson discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's NFSv4 implementation. A remote NFS server (attacker) could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges easier. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-4131, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-2136, CVE-2012-2313, CVE-2012-2319, CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-2375, CVE-2011-4131, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-2136, CVE-2012-2313, CVE-2012-2319, CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-2375
MD5 | e2d239d87239c06731337489dde960ea
Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0743-01
Posted Jun 18, 2012
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0743-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. A local, unprivileged user could use an integer overflow flaw in drm_mode_dirtyfb_ioctl() to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the macvtap device driver, used for creating a bridged network between the guest and the host in KVM environments. A privileged guest user in a KVM guest could use this flaw to crash the host. Note: This issue only affected hosts that have the vhost_net module loaded with the experimental_zcopytx module option enabled, and that also have macvtap configured for at least one guest.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2012-0044, CVE-2012-1179, CVE-2012-2119, CVE-2012-2121, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-2136, CVE-2012-2137, CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-2373
MD5 | 2db63b5e18312f65ad820bccf0795f8e
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1470-1
Posted Jun 12, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1470-1 - Andy Adamson discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's NFSv4 implementation. A remote NFS server (attacker) could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's KVM (kernel virtual machine). An administrative user in the guest OS could leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service in the host OS. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-4131, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2121, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-2133, CVE-2011-4131, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2121, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-2133
MD5 | 7897509f7f76588b2fa3d4bfa1ba9f84
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1460-1
Posted Jun 1, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1460-1 - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges easier. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123
MD5 | 8f5cd77a973b96d4a3b016cb79b6ea8c
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1459-1
Posted Jun 1, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1459-1 - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges easier. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123
MD5 | 1e6695c3e11933086d7c58cce1f9bf0f
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1457-1
Posted Jun 1, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1457-1 - Andy Adamson discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's NFSv4 implementation. A remote NFS server (attacker) could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's KVM (kernel virtual machine). An administrative user in the guest OS could leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service in the host OS. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-4131, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2121, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-2133, CVE-2011-4131, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2121, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-2133
MD5 | 739b4e4b83c3f3ceac08c7f1f0eac034
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1455-1
Posted May 30, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1455-1 - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges easier. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123
MD5 | d6fc1f7b6a189673c09cdefd2b89e5fe
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1453-1
Posted May 25, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1453-1 - A flaw was found in the Linux's kernels ext4 file system when mounted with a journal. A local, unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges easier. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123
MD5 | e3d9015d666d8f4b4efc27aeb34e081a
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1452-1
Posted May 25, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1452-1 - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges easier. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123
MD5 | b2abab8c59bf6aa71b07833130a15467
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1448-1
Posted May 22, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1448-1 - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges easier. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123
MD5 | 64020a7ad9d2524e8a27f3902d2f9482
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1445-1
Posted May 18, 2012
Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1445-1 - A flaw was found in the Linux's kernels ext4 file system when mounted with a journal. A local, unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges easier. Various other issues were also addressed.

advisories | CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123
MD5 | 4680890e5be09de2cf9e803217cda11e
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1445-1
Posted May 18, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1445-1 - A flaw was found in the Linux's kernels ext4 file system when mounted with a journal. A local, unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges easier. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123
MD5 | 4680890e5be09de2cf9e803217cda11e
Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0670-01
Posted May 15, 2012
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0670-01 - The kernel-rt packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. When a set user ID application is executed, certain personality flags for controlling the application's behavior are cleared. It was found that those flags were not cleared if the application was made privileged via file system capabilities. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to change the behavior of such applications, allowing them to bypass intended restrictions. Note that for default installations, no application shipped by Red Hat for Red Hat Enterprise MRG is made privileged via file system capabilities.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2012-2123
MD5 | 10f1cf8e27cf62cefcef299ce597f6a8
Debian Security Advisory 2469-1
Posted May 11, 2012
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2469-1 - Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service or privilege escalation.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2012-0879, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-2133
MD5 | 3f1dcfb71fe565dd57795656e6ce3a4e
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