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CVE-2008-3833 Detail

Description

The generic_file_splice_write function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.19 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by splicing into an inode in order to create an executable file in a setgid directory, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-4210.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/03/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3833
Original release date:
10/03/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
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:C/I:N/A:N) (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 unauthorized disclosure of information

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-2008-0957.html

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.19.y.git;a=commit;h=8c34e2d63231d4bf4852bac8521883944d770fe3 External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.19.y.git;a=commit;h=8c34e2d63231d4bf4852bac8521883944d770fe3
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:025
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/03/1 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081003 CVE-2008-3833 kernel: remove SUID when splicing into an inode
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1653 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1653
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/v2.6.19/ChangeLog-2.6.19-rc3 External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/v2.6.19/ChangeLog-2.6.19-rc3
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0957.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0957
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31567 External Source BID 31567
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=464450 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=464450
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45922 External Source XF kernel-genericfilesplice-priv-escalation(45922)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9980 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9980

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9980
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9980

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.27:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc5:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc6:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 2.6.26.4

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