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CVE-2007-5966 Detail

Description

Integer overflow in the hrtimer_start function in kernel/hrtimer.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23.10 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

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5966
Original release date:
12/19/2007
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
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 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1193.html, and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0585.html respectively.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.10 External Source CONFIRM http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.10
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-02/msg00002.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:006
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1436 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1436
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:112 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:112
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0585.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0585
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1193.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:1193
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/485282/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071218 rPSA-2007-0269-1 kernel
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded 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
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26880 Patch External Source BID 26880
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-574-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-574-1
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4225 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-4225
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-3316
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2038 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2038
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10774 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10774
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8125 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8125

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10774
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10774
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8125
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8125

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