83383 : Multiple Linux klogd Local Overflow Privilege Escalation
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Disclosure Date
1999-02-26

Description

Red Hat and Slackware Linux is prone to an overflow condition. This issue is triggered when klogd fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input resulting in a buffer overflow. When handling kernel messages, a local attacker can potentially cause a denial of service and gain escalated privileges.

Classification

Location: Local / Remote
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity, Loss of Availability
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Upgrade to version 6.0 or higher for Red Hat Linux, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds. OSVDB is not aware of a solution for Slackware Linux for this vulnerability.

Products

Red Hat, Inc.
Linux
5.0
5.1
5.2
Slackware Linux, Inc.
Linux
3.5

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