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CVE-2008-3911 Detail


The proc_do_xprt function in net/sunrpc/sysctl.c in the Linux kernel 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      Last Modified:  09/04/2008

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name;a=commit;h=27df6f25ff218072e0e879a96beeb398a79cdbc8 External Source CONFIRM;a=commit;h=27df6f25ff218072e0e879a96beeb398a79cdbc8 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:053 Exploit External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20080830 buffer overflow in /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20080830 Re: buffer overflow in /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080904 CVE request: kernel: sunrpc: fix possible overrun on read of /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports External Source BID 31937 External Source XF linux-kernel-procdoxprt-bo(45136)

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