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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0600

Original release date: 02/12/2008
Last revised: 03/19/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The vmsplice_to_pipe function in Linux kernel 2.6.17 through 2.6.24.1 does not validate a certain userspace pointer before dereference, which allows local users to gain root privileges via crafted arguments in a vmsplice system call, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-0009 and CVE-2008-0010.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
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; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/13/2008)
This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4. Updated kernel packages are available to correct this issue for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0129.html

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-577-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0052
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28925
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20080210 Re: [PATCH] kernel 2.6.24.1 still vulnerable to the vmsplice local root exploit
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30818
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1422
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1433
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20080210 Re: [PATCH] kernel 2.6.24.1 still vulnerable to the vmsplice local root exploit
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20080210 Re: [PATCH] kernel 2.6.24.1 still vulnerable to the vmsplice local root exploit
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1494
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:044
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 5092
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28937
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:013
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20080210 Re: [PATCH] kernel 2.6.24.1 still vulnerable to the vmsplice local root exploit
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:043
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019393
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11358
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28889
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1423
External Source: BID
Name: 27704
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28858
External Source: BID
Name: 27801
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0487
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:030
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1629
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28933
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28875
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28835
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2237
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0129
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:007
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20080210 Re: [PATCH] kernel 2.6.24.1 still vulnerable to the vmsplice local root exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=432517
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0052
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28912
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29245
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080212 rPSA-2008-0052-1 kernel
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28896
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=432229

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11358
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.0
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.15
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:git7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.16
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24:rc3

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