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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3527

Original release date: 11/05/2008
Last revised: 06/10/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

arch/i386/kernel/sysenter.c in the Virtual Dynamic Shared Objects (vDSO) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.21 does not properly check boundaries, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors, related to the install_special_mapping, syscall, and syscall32_nopage functions.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
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 (01/15/2009)
This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0957.html

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32759
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:025
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33180
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=7d91d531900bfa1165d445390b3b13a8013f98f7
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32485
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0957
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021137
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460251
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.21
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10602
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1687

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10602
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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