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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1615

Original release date: 05/07/2008
Last revised: 11/26/2012


Linux kernel 2.6.18, and possibly other versions, when running on AMD64 architectures, allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via certain ptrace calls.


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

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:032
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-625-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:038
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:031
External Source: BID
Name: 29086
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0585
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0275
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1588
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0237
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9563
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:035
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:174
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-processtrace-dos(42278)
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:167
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:030
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=431430
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-4043
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020047

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9563
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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