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SUSE Linux Security Vulnerability: CVE-2008-3833

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
Published
10/03/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/17/2015
Modified
06/21/2018

Description

The generic_file_splice_write function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.19 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by splicing into an inode in order to create an executable file in a setgid directory, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-4210.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-kernel-bigsmp
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-default
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-iseries64
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-kdump
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-ppc64
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-source
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-syms
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-xen
  • suse-upgrade-kernel-xenpae
  • suse-upgrade-suse-release

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