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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
Description Last Modified:  10/03/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

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


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
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
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

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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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