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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-3104

The sysfs_readdir function in the Linux kernel 2.6, as used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.5 and other distributions, allows users to cause a denial of service (kernel OOPS) by dereferencing a null pointer to an inode in a dentry.
Publish Date : 2007-06-26 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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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 399

- 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 moderate 2007-04-25 2007-06-22
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-3104 unix
DSA-1428-1 fai-kernels linux-2.6 user-mode-linux - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20179 unix
ELSA-2008:0089: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21882 unix
RHSA-2007:0488: kernel security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070488 unix
RHSA-2008:0089: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080089 unix
The sysfs_readdir function in the Linux kernel 2.6, as used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.5 and other distributio... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11233 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2007-3104

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2007-3104
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0488
SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:064
OSVDB 37115
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0089
SECTRACK 1018289
BID 24631 Linux Kernel SysFS_ReadDir NULL Pointer Dereference Vulnerability Release Date:2008-07-14

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-3104

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

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