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CVE-2008-4210 Detail

Current Description

fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 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 creating an executable file in a setgid directory through the (1) truncate or (2) ftruncate function in conjunction with memory-mapped I/O.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8420
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.26.y.git;a=commit;h=7b82dc0e64e93f430182f36b46b79fcee87d3532
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00007.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00000.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00001.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0972.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1653
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:220
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/24/5
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/24/8
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0787.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0957.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0973.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31368 Exploit
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-679-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=463661
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45539
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6386
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9511

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.27
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.1
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.2
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.3
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.4
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.5
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.6
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc1
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc2
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc3
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc4
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc5
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc6
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc7
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.4
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.5
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.6
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.7
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.16
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.17
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.18
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.19
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.20
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.21
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.5
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.6
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 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel
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Up to (including)
2.6.21.7


Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4210
NVD Published Date:
09/29/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017