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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0007

Original release date: 02/07/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Linux kernel before, when using certain drivers that register a fault handler that does not perform range checks, allows local users to access kernel memory via an out-of-range offset.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
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: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BID
Name: 27705
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0048
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080208 rPSA-2008-0048-1 kernel
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1565
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2222
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:006
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0237
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9412
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20080206 [patch 60/73] vm audit: add VM_DONTEXPAND to mmap for drivers that need it (CVE-2008-0007)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019357
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:072
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:174
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Security-announce] 20080728 VMSA-2008-00011 Updated ESX service console packages for Samba and vmnix
External Source: BID
Name: 27686
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:017
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:112
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0211
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1503
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0445
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0233
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:044
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0787
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1504
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-618-1

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9412
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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