CVE-2008-2931 Detail

Current Description

The do_change_type function in fs/namespace.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not verify that the caller has the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service by modifying the properties of a mountpoint.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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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-2008-0885.html

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=ee6f958291e2a768fd727e7a67badfff0b67711a Mailing List  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00007.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00012.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00003.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1630 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/07/08/3 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/07/08/4 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30126 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=454388 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43696 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10437 Third Party Advisory 
https://usn.ubuntu.com/637-1/ Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-269 Improper Privilege Management cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2931
NVD Published Date:
07/09/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/06/2020
Source:
MITRE