CVE-2008-5300

MEDIUM

Description

Linux kernel 2.6.28 allows local users to cause a denial of service ("soft lockup" and process loss) via a large number of sendmsg function calls, which does not block during AF_UNIX garbage collection and triggers an OOM condition, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-5029.

References

http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=473259

http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=122721862313564&w=2

http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=122765505415944&w=2

http://osvdb.org/50272

http://secunia.com/advisories/32913

http://secunia.com/advisories/32998

http://secunia.com/advisories/33083

http://secunia.com/advisories/33348

http://secunia.com/advisories/33556

http://secunia.com/advisories/33706

http://secunia.com/advisories/33756

http://secunia.com/advisories/33854

http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4673

http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0332

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

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:032

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

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0053.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/499044/100/0/threaded

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

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32516

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-715-1

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

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46943

https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2915

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10283

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11427

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

https://usn.ubuntu.com/714-1/

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-December/msg01358.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-12-01

Updated: 2018-10-11

Type: CWE-399

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