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CVE-2007-2878 Detail

Description

The VFAT compat ioctls in the Linux kernel before 2.6.21.2, when run on a 64-bit system, allow local users to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service (system crash) via unknown vectors.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/29/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-2878
Original release date:
05/29/2007
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(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 (10/18/2007)

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-474.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-474.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1479 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1479
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.21.2 External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.21.2
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0705.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0705
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0939.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0939
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/24134 Exploit; Patch External Source BID 24134
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-486-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-486-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-489-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-489-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-510-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-510-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2023 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-2023
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/34669 External Source XF kernel-vfatioctls-dos(34669)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11674 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11674

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11674
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11674

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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