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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2729

Original release date: 06/30/2008
Last revised: 08/21/2010


arch/x86_64/lib/copy_user.S in the Linux kernel before 2.6.19 on some AMD64 systems does not erase destination memory locations after an exception during kernel memory copy, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N) (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 unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-625-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31628
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0519
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30849
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11571
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020364
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31107
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=3022d734a54cbd2b65eea9a024564821101b4a9a;hp=f0f4c3432e5e1087b3a8c0e6bd4113d3c37497ff
External Source: BID
Name: 29943
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1630
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0508
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31551
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30850
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-destination-info-disclosure(43558)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=451271
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0585
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:174

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11571
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)