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CVE-2008-4302 Detail

Description

fs/splice.c in the splice subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22.2 does not properly handle a failure of the add_to_page_cache_lru function, and subsequently attempts to unlock a page that was not locked, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel BUG and system crash), as demonstrated by the fio I/O tool.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/29/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

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


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

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-2.6.26.y.git;a=commit;h=6a860c979b35469e4d77da781a96bdb2ca05ae64
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.2
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html
http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/7/20/168 Exploit
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1653
http://www.juniper.net/security/auto/vulnerabilities/vuln31201.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/10
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0957.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31201
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462434
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45191
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10547

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10547
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10547

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 2.6.22.1

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4302
NVD Published Date:
09/29/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017