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CVE-2008-0009 Detail


The vmsplice_to_user function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.22 through 2.6.24 does not validate a certain userspace pointer before dereference, which might allow local users to access arbitrary kernel memory locations.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/12/2008

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.1 LOW
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/13/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Exploit External Source MISC Exploit External Source CONFIRM External Source BUGTRAQ 20080212 CSA-L03: Linux kernel vmsplice unchecked user-pointer dereference External Source BID 27704 External Source BID 27799 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0487 Exploit External Source CONFIRM External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-1422 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-1423

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