CVE-2007-6716 Detail

Current Description

fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23 does not properly zero out the dio struct, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS), as demonstrated by a certain fio test.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=848c4dd5153c7a0de55470ce99a8e13a63b4703f Mailing List  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00000.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00007.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00008.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00000.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/7/30/448 Exploit  Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0972.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1653 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/04/1 Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31515 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-659-1 Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461082 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10053 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-6716
NVD Published Date:
09/04/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/14/2020
Source:
MITRE