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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.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
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-2008-0885.html

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=ee6f958291e2a768fd727e7a67badfff0b67711a Exploit
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00007.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00012.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00003.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1630
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/07/08/3
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/07/08/4 Exploit
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0885.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30126
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=454388
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43696
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10437
https://usn.ubuntu.com/637-1/

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls (CWE-264)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.1
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.2
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.3
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.4
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.5
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.6
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.7
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.8
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.9
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.9.9
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.10
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.11
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.12
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.13
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.14
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.15
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.16
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.17
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.18
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.19
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.20
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.21
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.22
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.23
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.24
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.25
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.26
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.27
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.28
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.29
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.30
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.31
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.32
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.33
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.34
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.35
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.36
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.37
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.38
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.39
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.1
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.1.89
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.1.132
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.0
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.1
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.2
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.3
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.4
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.4:rc1
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.5
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.6
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.7
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.8
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.9
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.10
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.11
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.12
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.13
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.13:pre15
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.14
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.15
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.15:pre16
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.15_pre20
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.16
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.16:pre5
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.17
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.17:pre14
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.18
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.19
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.20
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.21
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.21:pre1
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.21:pre2
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.21:pre3
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.21:pre4
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.21:rc1
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.21:rc3
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.21:rc4
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.22
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.22:rc1
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.22:rc2
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.22:rc3
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.23
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.23:rc1
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.23:rc2
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.24
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.24:rc2
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.24:rc3
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.24:rc4
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.24:rc5
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.25
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.26
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.27:pre1
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.27:pre2
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.27:rc1
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.27:rc2
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.3.0
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.3.1
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Change History

5 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2931
NVD Published Date:
07/09/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018