CVE-2008-4302 Detail

Current 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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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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
Source:
MITRE