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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      Last Modified:  09/29/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4302
Original release date:
09/29/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.26.y.git;a=commit;h=6a860c979b35469e4d77da781a96bdb2ca05ae64 External Source CONFIRM 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 External Source CONFIRM http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22.2
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:025
http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/7/20/168 Exploit External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20070720 [PATCH] splice: fix bad unlock_page() in error case
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1653 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1653
http://www.juniper.net/security/auto/vulnerabilities/vuln31201.html External Source MISC http://www.juniper.net/security/auto/vulnerabilities/vuln31201.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/10 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080916 CVE request: kernel: splice: fix bad unlock_page() in error case
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0957.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0957
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31201 External Source BID 31201
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462434 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462434
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45191 External Source XF linux-kernel-addtopagecachelru-dos(45191)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10547 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10547

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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