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CVE-2009-0745 Detail

Description

The ext4_group_add function in fs/ext4/resize.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.27 before 2.6.27.19 and 2.6.28 before 2.6.28.7 does not properly initialize the group descriptor during a resize (aka resize2fs) operation, which might allow local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) by arranging for crafted values to be present in available memory.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  02/27/2009

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 (09/02/2009)

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. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 by https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1243.html

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12433
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=fdff73f094e7220602cc3f8959c7230517976412
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.19
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.28.7
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1243.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1749
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1787
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-751-1
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0509 Vendor Advisory
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10942
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7765

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10942
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10942
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7765
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7765

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.28.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.28.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.28.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.28.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.28.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.28.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0745
NVD Published Date:
02/27/2009
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2018