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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5494

Original release date: 11/29/2007
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Memory leak in the Red Hat Content Accelerator kernel patch in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 and 5 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of open requests involving O_ATOMICLOOKUP.

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

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1104
External Source: BID
Name: 26657
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10884
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28162
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019017
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 44153
External Source: XF
Name: rhel-content-accelerator-dos(38823)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=315051
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0993
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27824
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10884
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)