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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
Description Last Modified:  02/12/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.4 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
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
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1494 Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27704
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27798
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-0163
NVD Published Date:
02/12/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017