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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1294

Original release date: 05/02/2008
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Linux kernel 2.6.17, and other versions before 2.6.22, does not check when a user attempts to set RLIMIT_CPU to 0 until after the change is made, which allows local users to bypass intended resource limits.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/15/2009)
This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0612.html

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215000
External Source: MISC
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=9926e4c74300c4b31dee007298c6475d33369df0
External Source: BID
Name: 29004
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-618-1
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-rlimitcpu-security-bypass(42145)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0612
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31341
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30769
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1565
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10974
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30018

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10974
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.15
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.16
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.17
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.18
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.19
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.20
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.21
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.22
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.23
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.24
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.25
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.26
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.27
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.28
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.29
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.30
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.31
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.32
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.33
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.34
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.35
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.36
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.37
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.38
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.39
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.40
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.41
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.43
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.44
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.45
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.46
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.47
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.48
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.49
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.50
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.51
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.52
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.53
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16_rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.0
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.2:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.2:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.2:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.15
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc7 and previous versions
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