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CVE-2006-5753 Detail


Unspecified vulnerability in the listxattr system call in Linux kernel, when a "bad inode" is present, allows local users to cause a denial of service (data corruption) and possibly gain privileges via unknown vectors.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/30/2007

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/18/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is not vulnerable to this issue as it only affects x86_64 architectures. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch at release.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-277 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-291 External Source MISC External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-1304 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1503 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:040 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:060 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:018 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:021 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:030 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:035 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0014 External Source BUGTRAQ 20070615 rPSA-2007-0124-1 kernel xen External Source BID 22316 External Source UBUNTU USN-416-1 External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9371

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