Re: FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-03:09.signal

From: Jason Dambrosio (
Date: 08/11/03

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    Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 20:33:16 -1000
    To: FreeBSD Security Advisories <>

    On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 07:57:06PM -0700, FreeBSD Security Advisories wrote:
    > II. Problem Description
    > Some mechanisms for causing a signal to be sent did not properly
    > validate the signal number, in some cases allowing the kernel to
    > attempt to deliver a negative or out-of-range signal number. Such
    > errors were present in the ptrace(2) system call and the `spigot'
    > video capture device driver.
    > The error in ptrace(2) was introduced in FreeBSD version 4.2-RELEASE
    > (4-STABLE dated Oct 26 04:34:41 2000 UTC).


    > IV. Workaround
    > There is no workaround for the local denial-of-service attack.

        Wouldn't a possible workaround be, to load a kld module that would
    replace the ptrace(2) system call with a patched one? I remember doing
    such a trick for modifying other system calls using kld modules...

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