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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
Description Last Modified:  07/05/2009

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 (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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=124654277229434&w=2 Patch
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1193.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35559
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=346615 Patch
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=346742 Patch
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=504263 Patch
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8625
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8680

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

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1388
NVD Published Date:
07/05/2009
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017