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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0007

Linux kernel before, when using certain drivers that register a fault handler that does not perform range checks, allows local users to access kernel memory via an out-of-range offset.
Publish Date : 2008-02-07 Last Update Date : 2018-10-15
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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)
CWE ID 399

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-01-16 2008-02-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-0007 unix
DSA-1503 kernel-source-2.4.27 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8063 unix
DSA-1504 kernel-source-2.6.8 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8130 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-2008:0233: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21800 unix
Linux kernel before, when using certain drivers that register a fault handler that does not perform range chec... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9412 unix
RHSA-2008:0211: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080211 unix
RHSA-2008:0233: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080233 unix
RHSA-2008:0237: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080237 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-2008-0007

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2008-0007
VUPEN ADV-2008-2222
BID 27705 Linux Kernel Driver Fault Handler 'mmap.c' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2009-01-08
BID 27686 Linux Kernel and Prior Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-01-08
BUGTRAQ 20080208 rPSA-2008-0048-1 kernel
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0211
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0233
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0237
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0787
SECTRACK 1019357
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20080206 [patch 60/73] vm audit: add VM_DONTEXPAND to mmap for drivers that need it (CVE-2008-0007)
MLIST [Security-announce] 20080728 VMSA-2008-00011 Updated ESX service console packages for Samba and vmnix
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:006
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:017
VUPEN ADV-2008-0445

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0007

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