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CVE-2007-5966 Detail


Integer overflow in the hrtimer_start function in kernel/hrtimer.c in the Linux kernel before allows local users to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (panic) via a large relative timeout value. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/19/2007

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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 (08/05/2009)

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via, and respectively.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:006 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1436 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:112 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0585 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:1193 External Source BUGTRAQ 20071218 rPSA-2007-0269-1 kernel External Source BUGTRAQ 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components Patch External Source BID 26880 External Source UBUNTU USN-574-1 External Source CONFIRM External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-4225 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-3316 External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10774 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8125

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