CVE-2009-1337

NameCVE-2009-1337
DescriptionThe exit_notify function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.30-rc1 does not restrict exit signals when the CAP_KILL capability is held, which allows local users to send an arbitrary signal to a process by running a program that modifies the exit_signal field and then uses an exec system call to launch a setuid application.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1787-1, DSA-1794-1, DSA-1800-1
NVD severitymedium (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 above is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
fai-kernelssourceetch1.17+etch.24etch2mediumDSA-1794-1
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.29-5medium
linux-2.6sourceetch2.6.18.dfsg.1-24etch2mediumDSA-1794-1
linux-2.6sourcelenny2.6.26-15lenny2mediumDSA-1800-1
linux-2.6.24source(unstable)(unfixed)medium
linux-2.6.24sourceetch2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.8etch1mediumDSA-1787-1
user-mode-linuxsourceetch2.6.18-1um-2etch.24etch2mediumDSA-1794-1
user-mode-linuxsourcelenny2.6.26-1um-2+15lenny2mediumDSA-1800-1

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