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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2372

The Linux kernel 2.6.24 and 2.6.25 before 2.6.25.9 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of calls to the get_user_pages function, which lacks a ZERO_PAGE optimization and results in allocation of "useless newly zeroed pages."
Publish Date : 2008-07-02 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.9
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 20

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-06-21 2008-06-21
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-2372 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20082372 unix
ELSA-2008:0957: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21746 unix
RHSA-2008:0957 -- kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29265 unix
RHSA-2008:0957: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080957 unix
The Linux kernel 2.6.24 and 2.6.25 before 2.6.25.9 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9383 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-2008-2372

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 10

- References For CVE-2008-2372

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0957.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0957
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2629 CONFIRM
http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0804.3/3203.html
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20080430 Re: Page Faults slower in 2.6.25-rc9 than 2.6.23
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43550
XF linux-kernel-getuserpages-dos(43550)
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-659-1
UBUNTU USN-659-1
http://new-ubuntu-news.blogspot.com/2008/06/re-pending-stable-kernel-security_25.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0585.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0585
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0207 CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00012.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:038
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00009.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:037
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.25.9 CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00007.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:035
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=89f5b7da2a6bad2e84670422ab8192382a5aeb9f CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2372

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


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