CVE-2007-6206

NameCVE-2007-6206
DescriptionThe do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x up to 2.6.24-rc3, and possibly other versions, does not change the UID of a core dump file if it exists before a root process creates a core dump in the same location, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1436-1, DSA-1503-1, DSA-1503-2, DSA-1504-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot known to be 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, squeeze (security)2.6.32-48squeeze6fixed
squeeze (lts)2.6.32-48squeeze11fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
fai-kernelssourceetch1.17+etch.13etch6lowDSA-1436-1
fai-kernelssourcesarge1.9.1sarge8lowDSA-1504-1
hostap-modules-i386sourcesarge1:0.3.7-1sarge3lowDSA-1503-1
i2csourcesarge1:2.9.1-1sarge2lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-image-2.4.27-alphasourcesarge2.4.27-10sarge6lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-image-2.4.27-armsourcesarge2.4.27-2sarge6lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-image-2.4.27-i386sourcesarge2.4.27-10sarge6lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-image-2.4.27-ia64sourcesarge2.4.27-10sarge6lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-image-2.4.27-m68ksourcesarge2.4.27-3sarge6lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-image-2.4.27-s390sourcesarge2.4.27-2sarge6lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-image-2.4.27-sparcsourcesarge2.4.27-9sarge6lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-image-2.6.8-alphasourcesarge2.6.8-17sarge1lowDSA-1504-1
kernel-image-2.6.8-amd64sourcesarge2.6.8-17sarge1lowDSA-1504-1
kernel-image-2.6.8-hppasourcesarge2.6.8-7sarge1lowDSA-1504-1
kernel-image-2.6.8-i386sourcesarge2.6.8-17sarge1lowDSA-1504-1
kernel-image-2.6.8-ia64sourcesarge2.6.8-15sarge1lowDSA-1504-1
kernel-image-2.6.8-m68ksourcesarge2.6.8-5sarge1lowDSA-1504-1
kernel-image-2.6.8-s390sourcesarge2.6.8-6sarge1lowDSA-1504-1
kernel-image-2.6.8-sparcsourcesarge2.6.8-16sarge1lowDSA-1504-1
kernel-image-speakup-i386sourcesarge2.4.27-1.1sarge5lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-latest-2.4-alphasourcesarge101sarge3lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-latest-2.4-i386sourcesarge101sarge2lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-latest-2.4-s390sourcesarge2.4.27-1sarge2lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-latest-2.4-sparcsourcesarge42sarge3lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-patch-2.4.27-mipssourcesarge2.4.27-10.sarge4.040815-3lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-patch-powerpc-2.4.27sourcesarge2.4.27-10sarge6lowDSA-1503-1
kernel-patch-powerpc-2.6.8sourcesarge2.6.8-13sarge1lowDSA-1504-1
kernel-source-2.4.27sourcesarge2.4.27-10sarge7lowDSA-1503-2
kernel-source-2.6.8sourcesarge2.6.8-17sarge1lowDSA-1504-1
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.24-1low
linux-2.6sourceetch2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch6lowDSA-1436-1
linux-2.6.24source(unstable)(not affected)
mindi-kernelsourcesarge2.4.27-2sarge5lowDSA-1503-1
pcmcia-modules-2.4.27-i386sourcesarge3.2.5+2sarge2lowDSA-1503-1
systemimagersourcesarge3.2.3-6sarge5lowDSA-1503-1
user-mode-linuxsourceetch2.6.18-1um-2etch.13etch6lowDSA-1436-1

Notes

- linux-2.6.24 <not-affected> (Fixed before initial upload, upstream in 2.6.24)

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