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CVE-2009-3234 Detail

Current Description

Buffer overflow in the perf_copy_attr function in kernel/perf_counter.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.31-rc1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) and execute arbitrary code via a "big size data" to the perf_counter_open system call.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/17/2009
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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 (09/21/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue only affected kernels version v2.6.31-rc1 and later. Therefore 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.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/890654 Exploit
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/16/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/17/13
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36423

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.31:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3234
NVD Published Date:
09/17/2009
NVD Last Modified:
03/19/2012