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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0029

Original release date: 01/15/2009
Last revised: 03/19/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The ABI in the Linux kernel 2.6.28 and earlier on s390, powerpc, sparc64, and mips 64-bit platforms requires that a 32-bit argument in a 64-bit register was properly sign extended when sent from a user-mode application, but cannot verify this, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly gain privileges via a crafted system call.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
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 (06/09/2009)
This flaw affects most 64-bit architectures, including IBM S/390 and 64-bit PowerPC, but it does not affect x86_64 or Intel Itanium. The risks associated with fixing this flaw are greater than the security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5. Red Hat Enterprise MRG is not affected as it is not supported on 64-bit architectures other than x86_64.

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External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1749
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=479969
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1787
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33477
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1794
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20090110 Re: [PATCH -v7][RFC]: mutex: implement adaptive spinning
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:010
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34981
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34394
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33674
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-0816
External Source: BID
Name: 33275
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:135
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35011

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:2.6.25.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.12
* 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:2.6.23
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.16
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.17
* 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:2.6.23.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.14
* 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:2.6.25.8::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:2.6.25.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.6::x86_64
* 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:2.6.18: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:2.6.25.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.9::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25::x86_64
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26
* 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:2.6.26.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.28 and previous versions
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