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Intel network drivers privilege escalation vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#296681

Original Release Date: 2006-12-18 | Last Revised: 2007-01-19

Overview

A buffer overflow vulnerability in Intel PRO Ethernet drivers may allow local attackers to execute code with elevated privileges.

Description

Intel network adapter drivers are developed and maintained by Intel for Windows and Linux operating systems.

A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in all PCI, PCI-X and PCIe Intel network adapter drivers. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a local attacker to run commands with additional privileges or gain other unintended access.

Note that Intel has provided instructions to determine what driver version is installed on Windows or Linux systems.

Impact

A local authenticated attacker may be able to gain SYSTEM privileges.

Solution

Upgrade
Intel has released upgraded drivers for PCI, PCI-X and PCIe network adapters.

Vendor Information

296681
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Hitachi

Updated:  January 19, 2007

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Intel Corporation

Updated:  December 16, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

See http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/CS-023726.htm for more details.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Dell Computer Corporation, Inc.

Notified:  December 18, 2006 Updated:  December 18, 2006

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Hewlett-Packard Company

Notified:  December 18, 2006 Updated:  December 18, 2006

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

IBM Corporation

Notified:  December 18, 2006 Updated:  December 18, 2006

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Microsoft Corporation

Notified:  December 18, 2006 Updated:  December 18, 2006

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Sony Corporation

Notified:  December 18, 2006 Updated:  December 18, 2006

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Toshiba

Notified:  December 18, 2006 Updated:  December 18, 2006

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

Thanks to Intel for providing information that was used in this report.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-6385
Severity Metric: 1.06
Date Public: 2006-12-06
Date First Published: 2006-12-18
Date Last Updated: 2007-01-19 12:43 UTC
Document Revision: 42

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