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CVE-2008-0163 Detail

Description

Linux kernel 2.6, when using vservers, allows local users to access resources of other vservers via a symlink attack in /proc.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/12/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-0163
Original release date:
02/12/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.4 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/14/2008)

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
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1494 Patch External Source DEBIAN DSA-1494
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27704 External Source BID 27704
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27798 External Source BID 27798
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/40486 External Source XF linux-kernel-proc-unauth-access(40486)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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