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CVE-2008-3534 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/08/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3534
Original release date:
08/08/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
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 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 Type Source Name
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.26.y.git;a=commit;h=14fcc23fdc78e9d32372553ccf21758a9bd56fa1 External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.26.y.git;a=commit;h=14fcc23fdc78e9d32372553ccf21758a9bd56fa1
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/7/26/71 Exploit External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20080726 tmpfs: kernel BUG at mm/shmem.c:814
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1636 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1636
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.26.1 External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.26.1
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0857.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0857
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31134 External Source BID 31134
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-659-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-659-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44489 External Source XF linux-kernel-tmpfs-dos(44489)

Technical Details

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