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CVE-2009-3725 Detail

Current Description

The connector layer in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31.5 does not require the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability for certain interaction with the (1) uvesafb, (2) pohmelfs, (3) dst, or (4) dm subsystem, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions and gain privileges via calls to functions in these subsystems.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/06/2009
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/09/2009)

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 include the upstream change introducing this flaw.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=125449888416314&w=2 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125715484511380&w=2 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125716192622235&w=2 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/51382/ Patch Vendor Advisory
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/51383/ Patch Vendor Advisory
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/51384/ Patch Vendor Advisory
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/51387/ Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.31.5 Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36834 Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-864-1 Third Party Advisory
http://xorl.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/linux-kernel-multiple-capabilities-missing-checks/ Exploit Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Change History

2 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3725
NVD Published Date:
11/06/2009
NVD Last Modified:
11/16/2018