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CVE-2009-3043 Detail

Current Description

The tty_ldisc_hangup function in drivers/char/tty_ldisc.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.31-rc before 2.6.31-rc8 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash, sometimes preceded by a NULL pointer dereference) or possibly gain privileges via certain pseudo-terminal I/O activity, as demonstrated by KernelTtyTest.c.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/02/2009      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3043
Original release date:
09/02/2009
Last revised:
03/19/2012
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 (09/03/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5 or Red Hat Enterprise MRG, as they do not contain a backport of the tty ldisc rewrite (upstream commits 65b770468e98 and cbe9352fa08f).

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=5c58ceff103d8a654f24769bb1baaf84a841b0cc External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=5c58ceff103d8a654f24769bb1baaf84a841b0cc
http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/8/20/21 Exploit External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20090819 v2.6.31-rc6: BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000008
http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/8/20/27 Exploit External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20090819 Re: v2.6.31-rc6: BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000008
http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/8/20/68 External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20090820 Re: v2.6.31-rc6: BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000008
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/ChangeLog-2.6.31-rc8 External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/ChangeLog-2.6.31-rc8
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/31/1 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090831 CVE request: kernel: tty: make sure to flush any pending work when halting the ldisc
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/03/6 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090903 Re: CVE request: kernel: tty: make sure to flush any pending work when halting the ldisc
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/03/7 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090904 Re: CVE request: kernel: tty: make sure to flush any pending work when halting the ldisc
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36191 Exploit; Patch External Source BID 36191

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

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