The embedded Linux kernel in certain Sun-Brocade SilkWorm switches before 20070516 does not properly handle a situation in which a non-root user creates a kernel process, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (oops and device reboot) via unspecified vectors.
Published : 2007-05-18 22:30 Updated : 2019-08-14 11:29
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Score 7.8 / 10
A vulnerability exploitable with network access means the vulnerable software is bound to the network stack and the attacker does not require local network access or local access. Such a vulnerability is often termed "remotely exploitable". An example of a network attack is an RPC buffer overflow.
Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. The following are examples:
- The affected product typically requires access to a wide range of systems and users, possibly anonymous and untrusted (e.g., Internet-facing web or mail server).
- The affected configuration is default or ubiquitous.
- The attack can be performed manually and requires little skill or additional information gathering.
- The race condition is a lazy one (i.e., it is technically a race but easily winnable).
Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.
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