CVE-2008-3275

MEDIUM
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Description

The (1) real_lookup and (2) __lookup_hash functions in fs/namei.c in the vfs implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.25.15 do not prevent creation of a child dentry for a deleted (aka S_DEAD) directory, which allows local users to cause a denial of service ("overflow" of the UBIFS orphan area) via a series of attempted file creations within deleted directories.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=d70b67c8bc72ee23b55381bd6a884f4796692f77

http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.25.15

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00001.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00003.html

http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/7/2/83

http://secunia.com/advisories/31551

http://secunia.com/advisories/31614

http://secunia.com/advisories/31836

http://secunia.com/advisories/31881

http://secunia.com/advisories/32023

http://secunia.com/advisories/32104

http://secunia.com/advisories/32190

http://secunia.com/advisories/32344

http://secunia.com/advisories/33201

http://secunia.com/advisories/33280

http://secunia.com/advisories/33556

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1630

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1636

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:220

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0787.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0857.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0885.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0973.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0014.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30647

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020739

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2430

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=457858

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44410

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10744

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6551

https://usn.ubuntu.com/637-1/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-08-12

Updated: 2020-08-14

Type: CWE-120

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (28 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89116VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2009-0014) (remote check)NessusMisc.
critical
79448OracleVM 2.1 : kernel (OVMSA-2008-2006)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
67790Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2009-0014)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
67763Oracle Linux 3 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0973)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
67747Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0885)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
60520Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
60507Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL3.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
60477Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
59131SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5608)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
59130SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5605)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
48901SuSE9 Security Update : Linux kernel (YOU Patch Number 12636)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
43727CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2009:0014)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
43710CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2008:0885)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
42179VMSA-2009-0014 : VMware ESX patches for DHCP, Service Console kernel, and JRE resolve multiple security issuesNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
41534SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux Kernel (x86) (ZYPP Patch Number 5565)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
40009openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-171)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
35381RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2009:0014)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
35323RHEL 2.1 : kernel (RHSA-2009:0001)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
35190RHEL 3 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0973)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
35186CentOS 3 : kernel (CESA-2008:0973)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
34331SuSE 10 Security Update : the Linux Kernel (x86) (ZYPP Patch Number 5566)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
34288RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0885)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
34171Debian DSA-1636-1 : linux-2.6.24 - denial of service/information leakNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
34048Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : linux, linux-source-2.6.15/20/22 vulnerabilities (USN-637-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
34032Debian DSA-1630-1 : linux-2.6 - denial of service/information leakNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
801465CentOS RHSA-2009-0014 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high
801460CentOS RHSA-2008-0973 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high
801457CentOS RHSA-2008-0885 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high