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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      Last Modified:  12/17/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-6417
Original release date:
12/17/2007
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:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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 Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-02/msg00002.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:006
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=119627664702379&w=2 External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20071128 [PATCH] tmpfs: restore missing clear_highpage
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=119743651829347&w=2 External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20071212 Re: [PATCH] tmpfs: restore missing clear_highpage
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=119769771026243&w=2 External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20071215 Re: [PATCH] tmpfs: restore missing clear_highpage
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1436 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1436
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:086 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:086
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:112 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:112
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0885.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0885
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27694 External Source BID 27694
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-574-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-574-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-578-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-578-1
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8920 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8920

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)

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