CVE-2009-1046 Detail

Current Description

The console selection feature in the Linux kernel 2.6.28 before 2.6.28.4, 2.6.25, and possibly earlier versions, when the UTF-8 console is used, allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) by selecting a small number of 3-byte UTF-8 characters, which triggers an "off-by-two memory error." NOTE: it is not clear whether this issue crosses privilege boundaries.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (05/19/2009)

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0451.html .

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.openwall.net/linux-kernel/2009/01/30/333 Patch 
http://lists.openwall.net/linux-kernel/2009/02/02/364 Patch 
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1787
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1800
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.28.4
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/02/12/10
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/02/12/11
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/02/12/9
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0451.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33672 Patch 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-751-1

Weakness Enumeration

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

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1046
NVD Published Date:
03/23/2009
NVD Last Modified:
05/31/2016
Source:
MITRE