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CVE-2008-1294 Detail

Description

Linux kernel 2.6.17, and other versions before 2.6.22, does not check when a user attempts to set RLIMIT_CPU to 0 until after the change is made, which allows local users to bypass intended resource limits.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/02/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1294
Original release date:
05/02/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.1 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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-2008-0612.html

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215000 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215000
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=9926e4c74300c4b31dee007298c6475d33369df0 Exploit External Source MISC http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=9926e4c74300c4b31dee007298c6475d33369df0
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22 External Source CONFIRM http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1565 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1565
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0612.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0612
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29004 External Source BID 29004
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-618-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-618-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42145 External Source XF linux-kernel-rlimitcpu-security-bypass(42145)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10974 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10974

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10974
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10974

Technical Details

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