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USN-577-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

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USN-577-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
02/12/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/06/2013
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

The vmsplice_to_pipe function in Linux kernel 2.6.17 through 2.6.24.1 does not validate a certain userspace pointer before dereference, which allows local users to gain root privileges via crafted arguments in a vmsplice system call, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-0009 and CVE-2008-0010.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-386
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-generic
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-hppa32
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-hppa64
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-itanium
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-lowlatency
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-mckinley
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-powerpc
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-powerpc-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-powerpc64-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-server
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-server-bigiron
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-sparc64
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-20-16-sparc64-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-386
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-cell
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-generic
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-hppa32
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-hppa64
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-itanium
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-lpia
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-lpiacompat
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-mckinley
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-powerpc
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-powerpc-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-powerpc64-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-rt
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-server
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-sparc64
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-sparc64-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-ume
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-virtual
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-2-6-22-14-xen

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