CVE-2009-1388

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Description

The ptrace_start function in kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 does not properly handle simultaneous execution of the do_coredump function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via vectors involving the ptrace system call and a coredumping thread.

References

http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=124654277229434&w=2

http://osvdb.org/55679

http://secunia.com/advisories/36131

http://secunia.com/advisories/37471

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1193.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35559

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=346615

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=346742

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=504263

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8625

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8680

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2009-07-05

Updated: 2018-10-10

Type: CWE-362

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

Tenable Plugins

View all (8 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89117VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2009-0016) (remote check)NessusMisc.
critical
79507OracleVM 2.2 : kernel (OVMSA-2013-0039)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
67904Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2009-1193)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
60634Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel for SL 5.x on i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
43773CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2009:1193)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
42870VMSA-2009-0016 : VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issues in third party components.NessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
medium
40487RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2009:1193)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
801471CentOS RHSA-2009-1193 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high