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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5966

Integer overflow in the hrtimer_start function in kernel/hrtimer.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23.10 allows local users to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (panic) via a large relative timeout value. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
Publish Date : 2007-12-19 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
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 ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 189

- Vendor Statements

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1193.html, and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0585.html respectively.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2007-12-03 2007-12-07
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-5966 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20075966 unix
DSA-1436-1 linux-2.6 fai-kernels user-mode-linux - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20546 unix
ELSA-2009:1193: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22751 unix
Integer overflow in the hrtimer_start function in kernel/hrtimer.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23.10 allows local use... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10774 unix
RHSA-2009:1193 -- kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29154 unix
RHSA-2009:1193: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091193 unix
VMware kernel integer overflow vulnerability in hrtimer_start function oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8125 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-2007-5966

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 11

- References For CVE-2007-5966

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-02/msg00002.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:006
http://secunia.com/advisories/28088
SECUNIA 28088
http://secunia.com/advisories/28141
SECUNIA 28141
http://secunia.com/advisories/28105
SECUNIA 28105
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.10 CONFIRM
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2038 CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-574-1
UBUNTU USN-574-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/485282/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20071218 rPSA-2007-0269-1 kernel
http://secunia.com/advisories/28806
SECUNIA 28806
http://secunia.com/advisories/28706
SECUNIA 28706
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1436
DEBIAN DSA-1436
http://secunia.com/advisories/31628
SECUNIA 31628
http://secunia.com/advisories/37471
SECUNIA 37471
http://secunia.com/advisories/36131
SECUNIA 36131
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2007/4225
VUPEN ADV-2007-4225
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:112
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:112
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0585.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0585
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html CONFIRM
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1193.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1193
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26880
BID 26880 Linux Kernel 'hrtimers' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2010-02-02
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
VUPEN ADV-2009-3316

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5966

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


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