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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2002-0766

OpenBSD 2.9 through 3.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion) and gain root privileges by filling the kernel's file descriptor table and closing file descriptors 0, 1, or 2 before executing a privileged process, which is not properly handled when OpenBSD fails to open an alternate descriptor.
Publish Date : 2002-08-12 Last Update Date : 2008-09-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceGain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2002-0766

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Openbsd Openbsd 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Openbsd Openbsd 3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Openbsd Openbsd 3

- References For CVE-2002-0766
BUGTRAQ 20020509 OpenBSD local DoS and root exploit
OPENBSD 20020508 003: SECURITY FIX: May 8, 2002
OSVDB 5114
OSVDB 5715
BID 4708 Multiple Vendor exec C Library Standard I/O File Descriptor Race Condition Vulnerability Release Date:2002-05-09
CERT-VN VU#314963
XF openbsd-file-descriptor-dos(9048)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2002-0766

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