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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4302

Original release date: 09/29/2008
Last revised: 03/19/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

fs/splice.c in the splice subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22.2 does not properly handle a failure of the add_to_page_cache_lru function, and subsequently attempts to unlock a page that was not locked, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel BUG and system crash), as demonstrated by the fio I/O tool.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
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-2008-0957.html

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0957
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32485
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-addtopagecachelru-dos(45191)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32237
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080916 CVE request: kernel: splice: fix bad unlock_page() in error case
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.26.y.git;a=commit;h=6a860c979b35469e4d77da781a96bdb2ca05ae64
External Source: BID
Name: 31201
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:025
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20070720 [PATCH] splice: fix bad unlock_page() in error case
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.2
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1653
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32759
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10547
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462434
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.juniper.net/security/auto/vulnerabilities/vuln31201.html

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10547
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)