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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-2875

Original release date: 06/11/2007
Last revised: 10/30/2012


Integer underflow in the cpuset_tasks_read function in the Linux kernel before, and 2.6.21.x before, when the cpuset filesystem is mounted, allows local users to obtain kernel memory contents by using a large offset when reading the /dev/cpuset/tasks file.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (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 unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26620
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26760
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:196
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26133
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2007:053
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-2105
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20070607 Linux Kernel cpuset tasks Information Disclosure Vulnerability
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27227
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-510-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-486-1
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1363
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 37113
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:171
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0705
External Source: XF
Name: kernel-cpusettasksread-info-disclosure(34779)
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9251
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26139
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-489-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26647
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018211
External Source: BID
Name: 24389
Type: Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9251
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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