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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-0039

Race condition in the do_add_counters function in netfilter for Linux kernel 2.6.16 allows local users with CAP_NET_ADMIN capabilities to read kernel memory by triggering the race condition in a way that produces a size value that is inconsistent with allocated memory, which leads to a buffer over-read in IPT_ENTRY_ITERATE.
Publish Date : 2006-05-19 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 362

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2006-01-18 2006-05-16
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Race condition in the do_add_counters function in netfilter for Linux kernel 2.6.16 allows local users with CAP_NET_ADMI... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10309 unix
RHSA-2006:0689: kernel security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060689 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-0039

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2006-0039;a=commit;h=2722971cbe831117686039d5c334f2c0f560be13 CONFIRM
OSVDB 25697
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0689
BID 18113 Linux Kernel Netfilter Do_Add_Counters Local Race Condition Vulnerability Release Date:2007-02-05
XF linux-doaddcounters-race-condition(26583)
VUPEN ADV-2006-1893

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-0039

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