Bug 166132 - CVE-2005-2555 IPSEC lacks restrictions
CVE-2005-2555 IPSEC lacks restrictions
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: John W. Linville
Brian Brock
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Blocks: 156320
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Reported: 2005-08-17 04:37 EDT by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-663
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-28 11:34:43 EDT
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
jwltest-sock-policy-cap.patch (752 bytes, patch)
2005-08-17 13:56 EDT, John W. Linville
no flags Details | Diff

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:663 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Updated kernel packages available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 6 2005-09-28 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Mark J. Cox 2005-08-17 04:37:25 EDT
This issue does not affect linux 2.4 but affects Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 as
it contains a backport of this functionality.

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #166131 +++

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 2 John W. Linville 2005-08-17 13:56:18 EDT
Created attachment 117852 [details]
Comment 3 John W. Linville 2005-08-17 13:57:38 EDT
Test kernels available here: 
Test reports welcome... :-) 
Comment 5 Ernie Petrides 2005-08-17 16:12:58 EDT
Reverting to ASSIGNED state, since John has completed the testing.

I think that this is RHEL3 U6 respin material.
Comment 7 Ernie Petrides 2005-08-19 18:13:54 EDT
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U6
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-35.EL).
Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-09-28 11:34:43 EDT
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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