CVE-2008-3833 Detail

Current 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.


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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 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
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
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/03/1
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1653
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
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31567
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=464450
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45922
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9980

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3833
NVD Published Date:
10/03/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017
Source:
MITRE