CVE-2008-4410

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Description

The vmi_write_ldt_entry function in arch/x86/kernel/vmi_32.c in the Virtual Machine Interface (VMI) in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.5 invokes write_idt_entry where write_ldt_entry was intended, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (persistent application failure) via crafted function calls, related to the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) experiencing improper LDT selector state, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-3247.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.26.y.git;a=commit;h=de59985e3a623d4d5d6207f1777398ca0606ab1c

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00010.html

http://osvdb.org/48743

http://secunia.com/advisories/32124

http://secunia.com/advisories/32386

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/03/3

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31565

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45687

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00689.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00693.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-10-03

Updated: 2017-08-08

Type: CWE-20

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

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (3 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
40010openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-270)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
34481Fedora 8 : kernel-2.6.26.6-49.fc8 (2008-8980)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
34480Fedora 9 : kernel-2.6.26.6-79.fc9 (2008-8929)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high