Upstream information

CVE-2007-4573 at MITRE

Description

The IA32 system call emulation functionality in Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x before 2.6.22.7, when running on the x86_64 architecture, does not zero extend the eax register after the 32bit entry path to ptrace is used, which might allow local users to gain privileges by triggering an out-of-bounds access to the system call table using the %RAX register.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 326270 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 639708 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:


Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SLED-10-SP3 kernel-default Released
SLED-10-SP3 kernel-source Released
SLES-10-SP3 kernel-default Released
SLES-10-SP3 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 kernel-default Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 kernel-default Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for SAP Enterprise Search kernel-default Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for SAP Enterprise Search kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 kernel-default Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 kernel-default Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS kernel-default Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Business All-in-One kernel-default Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Business All-in-One kernel-source Released