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CVE-2008-3911 Detail

Description

The proc_do_xprt function in net/sunrpc/sysctl.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not check the length of a certain buffer obtained from userspace, which allows local users to overflow a stack-based buffer and have unspecified other impact via a crafted read system call for the /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports file.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/04/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/05/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, 5 or Red Hat Enterprise MRG.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=27df6f25ff218072e0e879a96beeb398a79cdbc8
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00010.html
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/8/30/140 Exploit
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/8/30/184
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/04/2
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31937
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45136

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3911
NVD Published Date:
09/04/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017