Upstream information

CVE-2009-3725 at MITRE

Description

The connector layer in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31.5 does not require the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability for certain interaction with the (1) uvesafb, (2) pohmelfs, (3) dst, or (4) dm subsystem, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions and gain privileges via calls to functions in these subsystems.

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

Note from the SUSE Security Team

The missing checks affect code that only exists in SLE 11, openSUSE 11.1 and openSUSE 11.2. Older products do not have the code at all so are not affected.,The missing checks affect code that only exists in SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, openSUSE 11.1 and openSUSE 11.2. Older products do not have the code at all so are not affected.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 551854 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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