Wind River has released a security advisory pertaining to their embedded version of Linux. This advisory contains vulnerabilities that may affect Avaya systems.
ld.so in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.13 and earlier expands the $ORIGIN dynamic string token when RPATH is composed entirely of this token, which might allow local users to gain privileges by creating a hard link in an arbitrary directory to a (1) setuid or (2) setgid program with this RPATH value, and then executing the program with a crafted value for the LD_PRELOAD environment variable, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-3847 and CVE-2011-0536. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-1658 to this issue.
The GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.12.2 and Embedded GLIBC (EGLIBC) allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a long UTF8 string that is used in an fnmatch call, aka a "stack extension attack," a related issue to CVE-2010-2898, CVE-2010-1917, and CVE-2007-4782, as originally reported for use of this library by Google Chrome. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-1071 to this issue.
elf/dl-load.c in ld.so in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) through 2.11.2, and 2.12.x through 2.12.1, does not properly handle a value of $ORIGIN for the LD_AUDIT environment variable, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted dynamic shared object (DSO) located in an arbitrary directory. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-3847 to this issue.
Integer overflow in posix/fnmatch.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.13 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long UTF8 string that is used in an fnmatch call with a crafted pattern argument, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-1071. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-1659 to this issue.
The addmntent function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.13 and earlier does not report an error status for failed attempts to write to the /etc/mtab file, which makes it easier for local users to trigger corruption of this file, as demonstrated by writes from a process with a small RLIMIT_FSIZE value, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-0296. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-1089 to this issue.
Multiple untrusted search path vulnerabilities in elf/dl-object.c in certain modified versions of the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6), including glibc-2.5-49.el5_5.6 and glibc-2.12-1.7.el6_0.3 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, allow local users to gain privileges via a crafted dynamic shared object (DSO) in a subdirectory of the current working directory during execution of a (1) setuid or (2) setgid program that has $ORIGIN in (a) RPATH or (b) RUNPATH within the program itself or a referenced library. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2010-3847. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-0536 to this issue.
locale/programs/locale.c in locale in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) before 2.13 does not quote its output, which might allow local users to gain privileges via a crafted localization environment variable, in conjunction with a program that executes a script that uses the eval function. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-1095 to this issue.
More information about these vulnerabilities can be found in the security advisories issued by Wind River (A login is required):
|Product:||Affected Version(s):||Risk Level:||Actions:|
|Avaya 96x1 IP Deskphones||6.0 thru 6.2.x, 6.3 specifically for H.323 desk phones||Medium||For H.323 desk phones, upgrade to 6.3.1 or later.
For SIP desk phones, upgrade to 6.3 or later.
Recommended Actions for System Products:
Avaya strongly recommends that customers follow networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place, risk to Avaya products and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as an Avaya provided product update or the recommended Avaya action is applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period, but customers should not modify the System Product operating system or application unless the change is approved by Avaya. Making changes that are not approved may void the Avaya product service contract.
When determining risk, Avaya takes into account many factors as outlined by Avaya's Security Vulnerability Classification Policy. The following table describes factors that mitigate the risk of specific vulnerabilities for affected Avaya products:
|Rated a Medium due to the possibility of a user escalating privileges or performing Denial of Service attacks.|
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V 1.0 - March 8, 2012 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - February 6, 2014 - Updated 96x1 affected versions and actions and Advisory status to Final.
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