Upstream information

CVE-2006-5174 at MITRE

Description

The copy_from_user function in the uaccess code in Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.19-rc1, when running on s390, does not properly clear a kernel buffer, which allows local user space programs to read portions of kernel memory by "appending to a file from a bad address," which triggers a fault that prevents the unused memory from being cleared in the kernel buffer.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 2.1
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 209880 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
  • kernel-default >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-smp >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-source >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-syms >= 2.6.5-7.283
Builds
YOU Patch Nr: 11359
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
  • kernel-bigsmp >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-default >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-smp >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-source >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-syms >= 2.6.5-7.283
Builds
YOU Patch Nr: 11358
Open Enterprise Server
  • kernel-bigsmp >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-debug >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-default >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-smp >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-source >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-syms >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • kernel-um >= 2.6.5-7.283
  • um-host-install-initrd >= 1.0-48.21
  • um-host-kernel >= 2.6.5-7.283
Builds
YOU Patch Nr: 11358
SUSE LINUX 10.1
  • kernel-bigsmp >= 2.6.16.27-0.6
  • kernel-debug >= 2.6.16.27-0.6
  • kernel-default >= 2.6.16.27-0.6
  • kernel-iseries64 >= 2.6.16.27-0.6
  • kernel-kdump >= 2.6.16.27-0.6
  • kernel-ppc64 >= 2.6.16.27-0.6
  • kernel-smp >= 2.6.16.27-0.6
  • kernel-source >= 2.6.16.27-0.6
  • kernel-syms >= 2.6.16.27-0.6
  • kernel-um >= 2.6.16.27-0.6
  • kernel-xen >= 2.6.16.27-0.6
  • kernel-xenpae >= 2.6.16.27-0.6
  • kexec-tools >= 1.101-32.20
  • mkinitrd >= 1.2-106.25
  • multipath-tools >= 0.4.6-25.14
  • open-iscsi >= 0.5.545-9.16
  • udev >= 085-30.16