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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-2800

Original release date: 09/06/2005
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Memory leak in the seq_file implemenetation in the SCSI procfs interface (sg.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.13 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via certain repeated reads from the /proc/scsi/sg/devices file, which is not properly handled when the next() iterator returns NULL or an error.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
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

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2005:068
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0101
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2005:219
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1017
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17826
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2005:218
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18510
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2005:219
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9954
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19374
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2005:220
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17918
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=729d70f5dfd663b44bca68a4479c96bde7e535d6
External Source: BID
Name: 14790
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:157459-3
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2005:220

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9954
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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