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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-5755

Linux kernel before 2.6.18, when running on x86_64 systems, does not properly save or restore EFLAGS during a context switch, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) by causing SYSENTER to set an NT flag, which can trigger a crash on the IRET of the next task.
Publish Date : 2006-12-31 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.9
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
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 Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2006-09-26 2006-09-26
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1381-2 linux-2.6 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18091 unix
ELSA-2008:0957: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21746 unix
Linux kernel before 2.6.18, when running on x86_64 systems, does not properly save or restore EFLAGS during a context sw... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9554 unix
RHSA-2008:0957 -- kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29265 unix
RHSA-2008:0957: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080957 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-2006-5755

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2006-5755

http://secunia.com/advisories/24098
SECUNIA 24098
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=658fdbef66e5e9be79b457edc2cbbb3add840aa9 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/25691
SECUNIA 25691
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26060
BID 26060 Linux Kernel EFLAGS NT Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2008-11-05
http://kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=658fdbef66e5e9be79b457edc2cbbb3add840aa9 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/26620
SECUNIA 26620
http://secunia.com/advisories/26994
SECUNIA 26994
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1381
DEBIAN DSA-1381
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.18 CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:171
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:171
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/471457
BUGTRAQ 20070615 rPSA-2007-0124-1 kernel xen
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-416-1
UBUNTU USN-416-1
http://secunia.com/advisories/32485
SECUNIA 32485
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0957.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0957
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/snapshots/patch-2.6.18-git13.log CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-5755

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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