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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-2878

The VFAT compat ioctls in the Linux kernel before, when run on a 64-bit system, allow local users to corrupt a kernel_dirent struct and cause a denial of service (system crash) via unknown vectors.
Publish Date : 2007-05-29 Last Update Date : 2012-11-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2007-05-08 2007-05-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1479 linux-2.6 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7654 unix
DSA-1479-1 linux-2.6 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18770 unix
ELSA-2007:0705: kernel security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22545 unix
RHSA-2007:0705: kernel security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070705 unix
RHSA-2007:0939: kernel security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070939 unix
The VFAT compat ioctls in the Linux kernel before, when run on a 64-bit system, allow local users to corrupt a ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11674 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2007-2878

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2007-2878
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0705
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0939
OSVDB 35926
XF kernel-vfatioctls-dos(34669)
VUPEN ADV-2007-2023
BID 24134 Linux Kernel VFat Compat IOCTLS Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2008-01-29

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-2878

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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