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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1883

Original release date: 09/18/2009
Last revised: 03/19/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The z90crypt_unlocked_ioctl function in the z90crypt driver in the Linux kernel 2.6.9 does not perform a capability check for the Z90QUIESCE operation, which allows local users to leverage euid 0 privileges to force a driver outage.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.4 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
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 (09/22/2009)
This issue did not affect kernel packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1438.html . This issue has been rated as having moderate security impact. It is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, due to this product being in Production 3 of its maintenance life-cycle, where only qualified security errata of important or critical impact are addressed. For further information about Errata Support Policy, visit: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-852-1
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9513
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=505983
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1438
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090915 Re: CVE-2009-1883 kernel: missing capability check in z90crypt
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2010:013
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37105
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090915 CVE-2009-1883 kernel: missing capability check in z90crypt
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36759
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9513
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)