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CVE-2007-6417 Detail

Current Description

The shmem_getpage function (mm/shmem.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.11 through 2.6.23 does not properly clear allocated memory in some rare circumstances related to tmpfs, which might allow local users to read sensitive kernel data or cause a denial of service (crash).

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/17/2007
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/15/2009)

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0885.html

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-02/msg00002.html
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=119627664702379&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=119743651829347&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=119769771026243&w=2
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1436
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:086
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:112
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0885.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27694
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-574-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-578-1
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8920

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8920
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8920

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-6417
NVD Published Date:
12/17/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018