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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
Description Last Modified:  08/08/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional 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 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
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/7/26/71 Exploit
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1636
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.26.1
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0857.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31134
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-659-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44489

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3534
NVD Published Date:
08/08/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018