Subject: NetBSD Security Advisory 2007-001: Integer overflow in ktruser()
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: NetBSD Security-Officer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/08/2007 20:04:01
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NetBSD Security Advisory 2007-001
Topic: Integer overflow in ktruser()
Version: NetBSD-current: source prior to October 22, 2006
NetBSD 4.0_BETA2: not affected
NetBSD 3.1: not affected
NetBSD 3.0.2: not affected
NetBSD 3.0.1: affected
NetBSD 3.0: affected
NetBSD 2.1: affected
NetBSD 2.0.*: affected
NetBSD 2.0: affected
Severity: Local denial of service, Local root compromise
Fixed: NetBSD-current: October 22, 2006
NetBSD-3-0 branch: October 24, 2006
NetBSD-3 branch: October 24, 2006
NetBSD-2-1 branch: February 9, 2007
NetBSD-2-0 branch: February 9, 2007
NetBSD-2 branch: February 9, 2007
Due to insufficient length checking in ktruser() as used by FreeBSD and
Darwin compatibility code, it is possible for a user to cause an integer
overflow, resulting in a local denial of service and potentially
local root compromise.
This vulnerability has been assigned CVE reference CVE-2007-1273.
Solutions and Workarounds
Kernels with FreeBSD and/or Darwin binary emulation are affected, including
the default GENERIC kernel install. Users of affected NetBSD versions are
highly recommended to upgrade their kernel.
Only kernels compiled with the following options are vulnerable to this issue:
As a temporary workaround recompile the kernel with the above options
For all NetBSD versions, you need to obtain fixed kernel sources,
rebuild and install the new kernel, and reboot the system.
The fixed source may be obtained from the NetBSD CVS repository.
The following instructions briefly summarise how to upgrade your
kernel. In these instructions, replace:
ARCH with your architecture (from uname -m), and
KERNCONF with the name of your kernel configuration file.
To update from CVS, re-build, and re-install the kernel:
# cd src
# cvs update sys/kern/kern_ktrace.c \
# ./build.sh kernel=KERNCONF
# mv /netbsd /netbsd.old
# cp sys/arch/ARCH/compile/obj/KERNCONF/netbsd /netbsd
# shutdown -r now
For more information on how to do this, see:
Christer Oberg of BitSec discovered and reported this issue.
Christos Zoulas fixed the code.
2007-03-08 Initial release
Advisories may be updated as new information becomes available.
The most recent version of this advisory (PGP signed) can be found at
Information about NetBSD and NetBSD security can be found at
http://www.NetBSD.org/ and http://www.NetBSD.org/Security/.
Copyright 2007, The NetBSD Foundation, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Redistribution permitted only in full, unmodified form.
$NetBSD: NetBSD-SA2007-001.txt,v 1.1 2007/03/05 23:33:13 adrianp Exp $
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