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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5087

Original release date: 09/26/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The ATM module in the Linux kernel before 2.4.35.3, when CLIP support is enabled, allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) by reading /proc/net/atm/arp before the CLIP module has been loaded.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/28/2007)
Not vulnerable. These issues did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.35.3
External Source: MISC
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.4.35.y.git;a=commitdiff;h=b7ae15e7707050baafe5a35e3d4f2d175197d222
External Source: BID
Name: 25798
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://lwn.net/Articles/251162/
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 39237
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3246

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