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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
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CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

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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

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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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor NIST  
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

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