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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1294

Linux kernel 2.6.17, and other versions before 2.6.22, does not check when a user attempts to set RLIMIT_CPU to 0 until after the change is made, which allows local users to bypass intended resource limits.
Publish Date : 2008-05-02 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.1
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 Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 399

- Vendor Statements

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0612.html
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-03-11 2007-04-17
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-1294 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20081294 unix
DSA-1565 linux-2.6 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7816 unix
DSA-1565-1 linux-2.6 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19757 unix
ELSA-2008:0612: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22645 unix
Linux kernel 2.6.17, and other versions before 2.6.22, does not check when a user attempts to set RLIMIT_CPU to 0 until ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10974 unix
RHSA-2008:0612: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080612 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-2008-1294

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.2 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.2 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.2 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16 Rc7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.30 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.31 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.33 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.34 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.35 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.38 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.39 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.40 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.41 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.43 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.44 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.45 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.46 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.47 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.48 Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.49 Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.50 Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.51 Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.52 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.16.53 Version Details Vulnerabilities
65 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
66 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
67 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
68 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
69 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
70 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
71 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
72 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
73 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
74 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
75 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
76 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
77 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
78 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
79 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
80 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
81 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
82 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
83 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
84 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
85 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.17.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
86 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
87 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
88 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
89 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
90 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
91 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
92 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
93 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
94 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
95 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
96 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
97 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
98 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
99 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
100 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
101 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
102 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
103 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
104 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
105 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
106 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
107 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
108 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
109 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
110 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
111 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
112 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
113 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
114 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
115 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
116 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
117 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
118 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
119 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
120 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
121 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
122 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
123 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
124 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
125 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
126 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
127 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
128 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 Git3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
129 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
130 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 Git4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
131 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
132 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 Git5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
133 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
134 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 Git6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
135 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 Git1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
136 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
137 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
138 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 Git7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
139 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 Git2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
140 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
141 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
142 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
143 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 143

- References For CVE-2008-1294

http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22 CONFIRM
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/42145
XF linux-kernel-rlimitcpu-security-bypass(42145)
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215000 CONFIRM
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=9926e4c74300c4b31dee007298c6475d33369df0
http://secunia.com/advisories/30018
SECUNIA 30018
http://secunia.com/advisories/31341
SECUNIA 31341
http://secunia.com/advisories/30769
SECUNIA 30769
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-618-1
UBUNTU USN-618-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29004
BID 29004 Linux Kernel RLIMIT_CPU Zero Limit Handling Local Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2009-04-29
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0612.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0612
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1565
DEBIAN DSA-1565

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1294

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


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