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CVE-2009-0859 Detail

Description

The shm_get_stat function in ipc/shm.c in the shm subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28.5, when CONFIG_SHMEM is disabled, misinterprets the data type of an inode, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) via an SHM_INFO shmctl call, as demonstrated by running the ipcs program.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  03/09/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.7 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
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 (03/10/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, 5, or Red Hat Enterprise MRG.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=a68e61e8ff2d46327a37b69056998b47745db6fa
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.28.5
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-05/msg00002.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-06/msg00000.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-06/msg00001.html
http://marc.info/?l=git-commits-head&m=123387479500599&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=120428209704324&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=123309645625549&w=2
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/03/06/1
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/6554/
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1787
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1794
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1800
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34020
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-751-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/49229

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0859
NVD Published Date:
03/09/2009
NVD Last Modified:
08/16/2017