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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3740

Original release date: 09/13/2007
Last revised: 03/19/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The CIFS filesystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22, when Unix extension support is enabled, does not honor the umask of a process, which allows local users to gain privileges.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.4 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/18/2007)
This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29058
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:008
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1378
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-474.htm
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27912
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22
External Source: BID
Name: 25672
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26978
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: kernel-cifs-filesystem-dos(36593)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0705
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9953
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-518-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27436
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:006
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0939
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2007:064
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1504
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28806
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:105
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26760
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26955
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27747
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=253314

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9953
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)