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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4554

Original release date: 10/15/2008
Last revised: 10/29/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The do_splice_from function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27 does not reject file descriptors that have the O_APPEND flag set, which allows local users to bypass append mode and make arbitrary changes to other locations in the file.

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

**NOTE: Access Complexity scored Low due to insufficient information

Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:1017
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33182
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1687
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-dosplicefrom-security-bypass(45954)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=466707
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1681
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33586
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35390
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:224
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:030
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-8980
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11142
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081014 Re: CVE request: kernel: don't allow splice() to files opened with O_APPEND
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.26.y.git;a=commit;h=efc968d450e013049a662d22727cf132618dcb2f
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33180
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0009
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081013 CVE request: kernel: don't allow splice() to files opened with O_APPEND
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32386
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-8929
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32918
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32998
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-679-1
External Source: BID
Name: 31903

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11142
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.15
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.15
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.17
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.16
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.21
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.18
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.17
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.20
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.19
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.16
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23_rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.2.27
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.12::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.11::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.9::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.8::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.7::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.6::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.5::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.4::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.3::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.2::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.10::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.1::x86_64
* 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:2.6.18:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.22
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.21
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.20
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.19
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.9
* 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:2.6.22.18
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.10
* 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:2.6.25::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.5 and previous versions
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