Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

SUSE Linux Security Vulnerability: CVE-2008-3528

Back to Search

SUSE Linux Security Vulnerability: CVE-2008-3528

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
09/27/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/17/2015
Modified
06/21/2018

Description

The error-reporting functionality in (1) fs/ext2/dir.c, (2) fs/ext3/dir.c, and possibly (3) fs/ext4/dir.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.5 does not limit the number of printk console messages that report directory corruption, which allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (temporary system hang) by mounting a filesystem that has corrupted dir->i_size and dir->i_blocks values and performing (a) read or (b) write operations. NOTE: there are limited scenarios in which this crosses privilege boundaries.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-kernel-64k-pagesize
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-bigsmp
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-debug
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-docs
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-iseries64
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-kdump
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-pae
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-pmac64
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-ppc64
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-ps3
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-pseries64
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt_bigsmp
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt_debug
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-rt_timing
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-s390
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-s390-debug
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-s390x
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-s390x-debug
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-smp
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-sn2
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-source
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-syms
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-um
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-vanilla
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-xen
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-xenpae
  • suse-upgrade-slert-release
  • suse-upgrade-suse-release
  • suse-upgrade-um-host-install-initrd
  • suse-upgrade-um-host-kernel

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;