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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-2800

Memory leak in the seq_file implementation in the SCSI procfs interface (sg.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.13 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via certain repeated reads from the /proc/scsi/sg/devices file, which is not properly handled when the next() iterator returns NULL or an error.
Publish Date : 2005-09-06 Last Update Date : 2018-10-19
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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 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) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2005-08-27 2005-08-27
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2005-2800 unix
Memory leak in the seq_file implementation in the SCSI procfs interface (sg.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.13 and earlier allows... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9954 unix
RHSA-2006:0101: kernel security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060101 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-2005-2800

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.9 2.6.20 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.11 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.13 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 14

- References For CVE-2005-2800
SECUNIA 18510;a=commitdiff;h=729d70f5dfd663b44bca68a4479c96bde7e535d6 CONFIRM
BID 14790 Linux Kernel SCSI ProcFS Denial Of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2007-01-09
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0101
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9954
FEDORA FLSA:157459-3
SUSE SUSE-SA:2005:068

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-2800

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