CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2010-01-08
Bugzilla: 555238: CVE-2010-0007 kernel: netfilter: ebtables: enforce CAP_NET_ADMIN
IAVA: 2011-A-0066


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

net/bridge/netfilter/ebtables.c in the ebtables module in the netfilter framework in the Linux kernel before 2.6.33-rc4 does not require the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for setting or modifying rules, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions and configure arbitrary network-traffic filtering via a modified ebtables application.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0007 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, as it did not include support for ebtables. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via and respectively. A futur e update in Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.7
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0161 March 23, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0146 March 17, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0147 March 17, 2010

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