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Linux Kernel SBNI WAN Driver Privilege Check Bugs May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5671

The sbni_ioctl function in drivers/net/wan/sbni.c in the wan subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not check for the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability before processing a (1) SIOCDEVRESINSTATS (2) SIOCDEVSHWSTATE (3) SIOCDEVENSLAVE or (4) SIOCDEVEMANSIPATE ioctl request which allows local users to bypass intended capability restrictions.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-3525
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