CVE-2008-1294 Detail

Current 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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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
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 
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1565
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0612.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29004
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-618-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42145
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10974

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1294
NVD Published Date:
05/02/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018
Source:
MITRE