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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0598

Original release date: 06/30/2008
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Unspecified vulnerability in the 32-bit and 64-bit emulation in the Linux kernel 2.6.9, 2.6.18, and probably other versions allows local users to read uninitialized memory via unknown vectors involving a crafted binary.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
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

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External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1630
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=433938
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0508
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:048
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-emulation-disclosure(43554)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0519
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020367
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6201
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-625-1
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10721
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:049
External Source: BID
Name: 29942
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:220
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0973
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:047
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0009

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10721
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6201
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.9

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)