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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2365

Original release date: 06/30/2008
Last revised: 03/19/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Race condition in the ptrace and utrace support in the Linux kernel 2.6.9 through 2.6.25, as used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4, allows local users to cause a denial of service (oops) via a long series of PTRACE_ATTACH ptrace calls to another user's process that trigger a conflict between utrace_detach and report_quiescent, related to "late ptrace_may_attach() check" and "race around &dead_engine_ops setting," a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-0771 and CVE-2008-1514. NOTE: this issue might only affect kernel versions before 2.6.16.x.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.7 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/AU:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31107
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080714 Re: CVE-2008-2365 kernel: ptrace: Crash on PTRACE_{ATTACH,DETACH} race -- affecting kernel versions <= 2.6.25
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0508
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=449359
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30850
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080626 CVE-2008-2365 kernel: ptrace: Crash on PTRACE_{ATTACH,DETACH} race -- affecting kernel versions <= 2.6.25
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 29945
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.25.y.git;a=commit;h=f5b40e363ad6041a96e3da32281d8faa191597b9
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.25.y.git;a=commit;h=5ecfbae093f0c37311e89b29bfc0c9d586eace87
Type: Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10749
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-ptraceattach-dos(43567)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://sources.redhat.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/~checkout~/tests/ptrace-tests/tests/late-ptrace-may-attach-check.c?cvsroot=systemtap
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3965
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-625-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20070508 Re: [PATCH -utrace] Move utrace into task_struct
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.25.y.git;a=commit;h=f358166a9405e4f1d8e50d8f415c26d95505b6de
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020362

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10749
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.15
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.17
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23_rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.10:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.22
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.19
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.23
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.27
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:rc1
* 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:2.6.17.5
* 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:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18.4
* 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: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:2.6.20.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.13
* 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:2.6.20.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.9
* 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:2.6.21.4
* 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:2.6.22
* 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:2.6.23
* 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:2.6.24:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.9
* cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0::as
* cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0::es
* cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0::ws
* cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:4.0
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