Bug 166131 - CAN-2005-2555 IPSEC lacks restrictions
Summary: CAN-2005-2555 IPSEC lacks restrictions
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Whiteboard: impact=important,public=20050806,sour...
Keywords: Security
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Blocks: 156322
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-08-17 08:35 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-514
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-10-05 13:51:07 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
jwltest-sock-policy-cap.patch (752 bytes, patch)
2005-08-17 17:54 UTC, John W. Linville
no flags Details | Diff
jwltest-sock-policy-cap.patch (748 bytes, patch)
2005-08-17 18:15 UTC, John W. Linville
no flags Details | Diff

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:514 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Updated kernel packages available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 2 2005-10-05 04:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2005-08-17 08:35:19 UTC
A flaw was discovered where xfrm_user_policy was not protected by CAP_NET_ADMIN.
 A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to bypass or create IPSEC
policies.  This is not believed to allow privilege escalation, but could lead to
a denial of service (since there is no upper bounds on creating policies).

A fix was committed to 2.6 to correct this issue:


Comment 1 John W. Linville 2005-08-17 17:54:24 UTC
Created attachment 117851 [details]

Comment 2 John W. Linville 2005-08-17 18:13:59 UTC
Test kernels available here: 
Test reports welcome... :-) 

Comment 3 John W. Linville 2005-08-17 18:15:08 UTC
Created attachment 117854 [details]

Should use the one generated for RHEL4...

Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-05 13:51:07 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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