Lumension® Endpoint Intelligence Center

Intelligence Center » Browse All Vulnerabilities » CVE-2001-0268

Overview

Vulnerability Score 7.2 7.2
CVE Id CVE-2001-0268
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 03:07:38
Published 03 May 2001 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-2001-0268

Summary

The i386_set_ldt system call in NetBSD 1.5 and earlier, and OpenBSD 2.8 and earlier, when the USER_LDT kernel option is enabled, does not validate a call gate target, which allows local users to gain root privileges by creating a segment call gate in the Local Descriptor Table (LDT) with a target that specifies an arbitrary kernel address.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Netbsd 1.5

  • Openbsd 2.8


References

CERT-VN - VU#358960

NETBSD - NetBSD-SA:2001-002

XF - user-ldt-validation(6222)

BID - 2739

OSVDB - 6141

OPENBSD - 20010302 The USER_LDT kernel option allows an attacker to gain access to privileged areas of kernel memory.

CALDERA - CSSA-2001-SCO.35

BUGTRAQ - 20010219 Re: your mail


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:36:12