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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2148

Original release date: 05/12/2008
Last revised: 03/19/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The utimensat system call (sys_utimensat) in Linux kernel 2.6.22 and other versions before 2.6.25.3 does not check file permissions when certain UTIME_NOW and UTIME_OMIT combinations are used, which allows local users to modify file times of arbitrary files, possibly leading to a denial of service.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 3.6 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31628
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30818
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31107
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30241
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.25.y.git;a=commit;h=f9dfda1ad0637a89a64d001cf81478bd8d9b6306
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:167
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:030
External Source: BID
Name: 29134
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.25.3
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0169
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30198
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0585
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-sysutimensat-dos(42342)
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-625-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1543
Type: Advisory

Technical Details

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