The do_change_type function in fs/namespace.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not verify that the caller has the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service by modifying the properties of a mountpoint.
Published 2008-07-09 18:41:00
Updated 2023-02-13 02:19:13
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2008-2931

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2008-2931
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 53
IPs affected by CVE-2008-2931 1,291
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-2931

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-2008-2931

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2008-2931

  • The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Vendor statements for CVE-2008-2931

  • Red Hat 2009-01-15
    This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0885.html

References for CVE-2008-2931

Products affected by CVE-2008-2931

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