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CVE-2009-1388 Detail

Description

The ptrace_start function in kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 does not properly handle simultaneous execution of the do_coredump function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via vectors involving the ptrace system call and a coredumping thread.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/05/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1388
Original release date:
07/05/2009
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 (08/05/2009)

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1193.html

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=124654277229434&w=2 Patch External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090702 CVE-2009-1388 kernel: do_coredump() vs ptrace_start() deadlock
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1193.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:1193
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35559 External Source BID 35559
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-3316
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=346615 Patch External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=346615
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=346742 Patch External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=346742
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=504263 Patch External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=504263
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8625 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8625
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8680 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8680

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8625
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8625
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8680
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8680

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