CVE-2008-3534 Detail

Current Description

The shmem_delete_inode function in mm/shmem.c in the tmpfs implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.26.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a certain sequence of file create, remove, and overwrite operations, as demonstrated by the insserv program, related to allocation of "useless pages" and improper maintenance of the i_blocks count.


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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 5. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG for RHEL-5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0857.html

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.26.y.git;a=commit;h=14fcc23fdc78e9d32372553ccf21758a9bd56fa1 Broken Link 
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/7/26/71 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1636 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.26.1 Broken Link 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0857.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31134 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-659-1 Third Party Advisory 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44489 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-400 Uncontrolled Resource Consumption cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3534
NVD Published Date:
08/08/2008
NVD Last Modified:
07/31/2020
Source:
MITRE