CVE-2009-1388 Detail

Current 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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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
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/1/507985/100/0/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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-362 Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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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:
10/10/2018
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.