CVE-2008-5029

MEDIUM
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Description

The __scm_destroy function in net/core/scm.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.27.4, 2.6.26, and earlier makes indirect recursive calls to itself through calls to the fput function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via vectors related to sending an SCM_RIGHTS message through a UNIX domain socket and closing file descriptors.

References

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2009-01/0006.html

http://darkircop.org/unix.c

http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-2.4.36.9

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00001.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-01/msg00006.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-01/msg00010.html

http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=122593044330973&w=2

http://secunia.com/advisories/32918

http://secunia.com/advisories/32998

http://secunia.com/advisories/33180

http://secunia.com/advisories/33556

http://secunia.com/advisories/33586

http://secunia.com/advisories/33623

http://secunia.com/advisories/33641

http://secunia.com/advisories/33704

http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4573

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1681

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1687

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:234

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/11/06/1

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0009.html

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

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0225.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/499700/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/499744/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/512019/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32154

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33079

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021292

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021511

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-679-1

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470201

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46538

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11694

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9558

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1550.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-11-10

Updated: 2018-10-11

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:2.2.27:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.36.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc5:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc6:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22_rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23_rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24_rc5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.1:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.2:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.3:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.4:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.5:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.6:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.7:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.8:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.9:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.10:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.11:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.12:*:x86_64:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26:rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.27.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 2.6.27.4 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (21 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
67955Oracle Linux 3 : kernel (ELSA-2009-1550)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
67790Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2009-0014)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
67070CentOS 3 : kernel (CESA-2009:1550)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
63871RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2009:0021)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
60688Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL3.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
60532Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
critical
60520Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
59135SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5927)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
47150VMSA-2010-0010 : ESX 3.5 third-party update for Service Console kernelNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
43727CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2009:0014)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
42360RHEL 3 : kernel (RHSA-2009:1550)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
41537SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5924)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
40011openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-423)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
38027Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2008:234)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high
37683Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : linux, linux-source-2.6.15/22 vulnerabilities (USN-679-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
35446openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-5920)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
35434RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2009:0225)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
35381RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2009:0014)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
35174Debian DSA-1687-1 : linux-2.6 - denial of service/privilege escalationNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
35036Debian DSA-1681-1 : linux-2.6.24 - denial of service/privilege escalationNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
801465CentOS RHSA-2009-0014 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high