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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-0018

Linux kernel 2.4.10 through 2.4.21-pre4 does not properly handle the O_DIRECT feature, which allows local attackers with write privileges to read portions of previously deleted files, or cause file system corruption.
Publish Date : 2003-02-19 Last Update Date : 2008-09-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
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)
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 2003-02-04
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- Products Affected By CVE-2003-0018

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.11 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.13 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.14 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.15 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.16 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.17 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.18 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.19 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 10

- References For CVE-2003-0018
MANDRAKE MDKSA-2003:014[email protected] CONFIRM
XF linux-odirect-information-leak(11249)
REDHAT RHSA-2003:025
BID 6763 Linux O_DIRECT Direct Input/Output Information Leak Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-0018

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

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