CVE-2003-0127

NameCVE-2003-0127
DescriptionThe kernel module loader in Linux kernel 2.2.x before 2.2.25, and 2.4.x before 2.4.21, allows local users to gain root privileges by using ptrace to attach to a child process that is spawned by the kernel.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-270, DSA-276, DSA-311, DSA-312, DSA-332, DSA-336, DSA-423, DSA-495
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot known to be vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux-2.6 (PTS)squeeze (security), squeeze2.6.32-48squeeze6fixed
squeeze (lts)2.6.32-48squeeze11fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
kernel-image-2.2.20-i386sourcewoody2.2.20-5woody3highDSA-336
kernel-image-2.4.16-lartsourcewoody20040419highDSA-495
kernel-image-2.4.16-netwindersourcewoody20040419highDSA-495
kernel-image-2.4.16-riscpcsourcewoody20040419highDSA-495
kernel-image-2.4.17-ia64sourcewoodykernel-image-2.4.17-ia64highDSA-423
kernel-image-2.4.17-s390sourcewoody2.4.17-2.woody.2.2highDSA-276
kernel-image-2.4.18-1-i386sourcewoody2.4.18-8highDSA-311
kernel-image-2.4.18-i386bfsourcewoody2.4.18-5woody1.highDSA-311
kernel-patch-2.4.16-armsourcewoody20040419highDSA-495
kernel-patch-2.4.17-mipssourcewoody2.4.17-0.020226.2.woody2highDSA-332
kernel-patch-2.4.17-s390sourcewoody0.0.20020816-0.woody.1.1highDSA-276
kernel-patch-2.4.18-powerpcsourcewoody2.4.18-1woody1highDSA-312
kernel-patch-2.4.19-mipssourcewoody2.4.19-0.020911.1.woody1highDSA-270
kernel-source-2.2.20sourcewoody2.2.20-5woody2highDSA-336
kernel-source-2.4.16sourcewoody2.4.16-1woody2highDSA-495
kernel-source-2.4.17sourcewoody2.4.17-1woody1highDSA-332
kernel-source-2.4.18sourcewoody2.4.18-9highDSA-311
kernel-source-2.4.27source(unstable)(not affected)
kernel-source-2.6.8sourcesarge(not affected)
linux-2.6source(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- kernel-source-2.4.27 <not-affected> (Fixed before upload in the archive, in 2.4.21)

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