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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-6712

Integer overflow in the hrtimer_forward function (hrtimer.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.21-rc4, when running on 64-bit systems, allows local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a timer with a large expiry value, which causes the timer to always be expired.
Publish Date : 2008-04-12 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 ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 189

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2007-03-16 2007-03-16
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1588 linux-2.6 -- denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8027 unix
DSA-1588-1 fai-kernels linux-2.6 user-mode-linux - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18592 unix
ELSA-2008:0275: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22087 unix
Integer overflow in the hrtimer_forward function (hrtimer.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.21-rc4, when running on 64-bit systems,... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9210 unix
RHSA-2008:0275: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080275 unix
USN-625-1 -- linux, linux-source-2.6.15/20/22 vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17496 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-2007-6712

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Kernel Linux Kernel 2.6.21 Rc4 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Kernel Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2007-6712

http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/41827
XF linux-kernel-hrtimerforward-dos(41827)
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-625-1
UBUNTU USN-625-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29294
BID 29294 Linux Kernel 'hrtimer_forward()' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2008-08-27
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0585.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0585
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0275.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0275
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1588
DEBIAN DSA-1588
http://secunia.com/advisories/31628
SECUNIA 31628
http://secunia.com/advisories/31107
SECUNIA 31107
http://secunia.com/advisories/30818
SECUNIA 30818
http://secunia.com/advisories/30368
SECUNIA 30368
http://secunia.com/advisories/30294
SECUNIA 30294
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-06/msg00006.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:030
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/chris/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=13788ccc41ceea5893f9c747c59bc0b28f2416c2 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-6712

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


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