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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-0138

The ELF loader in Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.25 allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted ELF file with an interpreter with an invalid arch (architecture), which triggers a BUG() when an invalid VMA is unmapped.
Publish Date : 2004-12-31 Last Update Date : 2017-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 Service
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 2004-10-15
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2004:549: kernel security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2004549 unix
RHSA-2004:549: kernel security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20040549 unix
The ELF loader in Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.25 allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted E... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10123 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-2004-0138

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.11 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.13 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.14 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.15 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.16 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.17 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.18 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.19 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.20 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.21 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.22 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.23 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.24 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 25

- References For CVE-2004-0138
REDHAT RHSA-2004:549
BID 18174 Linux Kernel ELF Loader Mismatched Architecture Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2007-01-10
DEBIAN DSA-1082[email protected]_usRikR3Iyb4Vg CONFIRM
XF linux-kernel-elfloader-dos(43124)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10123

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-0138

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