CVE-2010-3848

Published: 30 November 2010

Stack-based buffer overflow in the econet_sendmsg function in net/econet/af_econet.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36.2, when an econet address is configured, allows local users to gain privileges by providing a large number of iovec structures.

From the Ubuntu security team

Nelson Elhage discovered several problems with the Acorn Econet protocol driver. A local user could cause a denial of service via a NULL pointer dereference, escalate privileges by overflowing the kernel stack, and assign Econet addresses to arbitrary interfaces.

Priority

High

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc4)
Patches:
Upstream: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=a27e13d370415add3487949c60810e36069a23a6
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc4)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc4)
linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc4)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc4)
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc4)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.37~rc4)