CVE-2007-5500

MEDIUM

Description

The wait_task_stopped function in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23.8 checks a TASK_TRACED bit instead of an exit_state value, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (machine crash) via unspecified vectors. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.23.y.git;a=commitdiff;h=36ef66c5d137b9a31fd8c35d236fb9e26ef74f97

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-03/msg00002.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-06/msg00006.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00002.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0055.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/27664

http://secunia.com/advisories/27703

http://secunia.com/advisories/27888

http://secunia.com/advisories/27919

http://secunia.com/advisories/27922

http://secunia.com/advisories/28033

http://secunia.com/advisories/28170

http://secunia.com/advisories/28706

http://secunia.com/advisories/28748

http://secunia.com/advisories/28971

http://secunia.com/advisories/29245

http://secunia.com/advisories/30818

http://secunia.com/advisories/30962

http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1428

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.8

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:008

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:044

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:112

http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_63_kernel.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26477

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-558-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-574-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-578-1

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3902

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38547

https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1965

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9868

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00032.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00170.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00302.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2007-11-20

Updated: 2017-09-29

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 2.6.23.7 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (18 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
67641Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0055)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
60354Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
59128SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5370)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
36924Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2008:044)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high
36852Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2008:112)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high
33432SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5375)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
33252openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-5336)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
31093Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : linux-source-2.6.15 vulnerabilities (USN-578-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
30183Ubuntu 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : linux-source-2.6.17/20/22 vulnerabilities (USN-574-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
30154CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2008:0055)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
30140RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0055)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
29740Ubuntu 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : linux-source-2.6.17/20/22 vulnerabilities (USN-558-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
29285Fedora Core 6 : kernel-2.6.22.14-72.fc6 (2007-759)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
29264Fedora 7 : kernel-2.6.23.8-34.fc7 (2007-3751)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
29263Debian DSA-1428-2 : linux-2.6 - several vulnerabilitiesNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
29248openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-4749)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
29193Fedora 8 : kernel-2.6.23.8-63.fc8 (2007-3837)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
801444CentOS RHSA-2008-0055 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high