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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-3859

Multiple integer signedness errors in the TIPC implementation in the Linux kernel before allow local users to gain privileges via a crafted sendmsg call that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow, related to the tipc_msg_build function in net/tipc/msg.c and the verify_iovec function in net/core/iovec.c.
Publish Date : 2010-12-29 Last Update Date : 2020-08-14
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) OverflowGain privileges
CWE ID 787

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C 2010-10-22 2010-10-22
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0004 -- kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28117 unix
DSA-2126-1 linux-2.6 -- privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12710 unix
ELSA-2011:0004: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23232 unix
RHSA-2011:0004: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21680 unix
RHSA-2011:0004: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110004 unix
RHSA-2011:0162: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110162 unix
VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc and dhcp oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20584 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-2010-3859

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Debian Debian Linux 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Debian Linux 1
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2010-3859
VUPEN ADV-2011-0168
MLIST [netdev] 20101021 TIPC security issues
BID 44354 Linux Kernel Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2014-01-25
MLIST [oss-security] 20101022 Re: CVE request: kernel: heap overflow in TIPC
REDHAT RHSA-2011:0004
REDHAT RHSA-2011:0162
VUPEN ADV-2011-0024
MLIST [netdev] 20101027 [PATCH 0/4] RFC: tipc int vs size_t fixes
MLIST [netdev] 20101028 Re: [PATCH 2/4] tipc: Fix bugs in tipc_msg_build() CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20101022 CVE request: kernel: heap overflow in TIPC CONFIRM;a=commit;h=253eacc070b114c2ec1f81b067d2fed7305467b0 CONFIRM
MLIST [netdev] 20101027 [PATCH 2/4] tipc: Fix bugs in tipc_msg_build()
MLIST [netdev] 20101027 Re: [PATCH 1/4] tipc: Fix bugs in tipc_msg_calc_data_size()
MLIST [netdev] 20101027 [PATCH 3/4] tipc: Update arguments to use size_t for iovec array sizes
MLIST [netdev] 20101027 [PATCH 4/4] tipc: Fix bugs in sending of large amounts of byte-stream data
MLIST [netdev] 20101027 [PATCH 1/4] tipc: Fix bugs in tipc_msg_calc_data_size();a=commit;h=8acfe468b0384e834a303f08ebc4953d72fb690a CONFIRM
BUGTRAQ 20111013 VMSA-2011-0012 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX Service Console

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-3859

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