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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5500

The wait_task_stopped function in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23.8 checks a TASK_TRACED bit instead of an exit_state value, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (machine crash) via unspecified vectors. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
Publish Date : 2007-11-19 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.9
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

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2007-11-13 2007-11-16
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-5500 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20075500 unix
DSA-1428-1 fai-kernels linux-2.6 user-mode-linux - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20179 unix
RHSA-2008:0055: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080055 unix
The wait_task_stopped function in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23.8 checks a TASK_TRACED bit instead of an exit_state val... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9868 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-5500

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2007-5500

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-03/msg00002.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:013
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0055.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0055
http://secunia.com/advisories/27919
SECUNIA 27919
http://secunia.com/advisories/27888
SECUNIA 27888
http://secunia.com/advisories/27703
SECUNIA 27703
http://secunia.com/advisories/27664
SECUNIA 27664
http://secunia.com/advisories/29245
SECUNIA 29245
http://secunia.com/advisories/28971
SECUNIA 28971
http://secunia.com/advisories/28748
SECUNIA 28748
http://secunia.com/advisories/28706
SECUNIA 28706
http://secunia.com/advisories/28170
SECUNIA 28170
http://secunia.com/advisories/28033
SECUNIA 28033
http://secunia.com/advisories/27922
SECUNIA 27922
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1428
DEBIAN DSA-1428
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:008
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:008
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00032.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2007-3837
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:044
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:044
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_63_kernel.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:063
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-558-1
UBUNTU USN-558-1
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1965 CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-578-1
UBUNTU USN-578-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-574-1
UBUNTU USN-574-1
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00170.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2007-3751
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2007/3902
VUPEN ADV-2007-3902
http://secunia.com/advisories/30962
SECUNIA 30962
http://secunia.com/advisories/30818
SECUNIA 30818
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00002.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:032
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-06/msg00006.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:030
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.23.y.git;a=commitdiff;h=36ef66c5d137b9a31fd8c35d236fb9e26ef74f97 CONFIRM
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00302.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2007-759
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:112
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:112
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.8 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26477
BID 26477 Linux Kernel wait_task_stopped Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2008-07-07
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/38547
XF linux-kernel-waittaskstopped-dos(38547)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5500

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


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