The vmsplice_to_user function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.22 through 2.6.24 does not validate a certain userspace pointer before dereference, which might allow local users to access arbitrary kernel memory locations.
Published 2008-02-12 21:00:00
Updated 2018-10-15 21:57:03
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Input validation

Threat overview for CVE-2008-0009

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Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 49152
IPs affected by CVE-2008-0009 307
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-0009

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 8 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-0009

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
2.1
LOW AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
3.9
2.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2008-0009

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Vendor statements for CVE-2008-0009

  • Red Hat 2008-02-13
    Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

Products affected by CVE-2008-0009

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