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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3272

The snd_seq_oss_synth_make_info function in sound/core/seq/oss/seq_oss_synth.c in the sound subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27-rc2 does not verify that the device number is within the range defined by max_synthdev before returning certain data to the caller, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information.
Publish Date : 2008-08-08 Last Update Date : 2020-07-31
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
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) Obtain Information
CWE ID 200

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-08-06 2008-08-02
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-3272 unix
DSA-1630 linux-2.6 -- denial of service/information leak oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8183 unix
DSA-1630-1 fai-kernels linux-2.6 user-mode-linux - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18465 unix
DSA-1636 linux-2.6.24 -- denial of service/information leak oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8234 unix
DSA-1636-1 linux-2.6.24 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18712 unix
ELSA-2008:0885: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22656 unix
RHSA-2008:0885 -- kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29129 unix
RHSA-2008:0885: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080885 unix
RHSA-2008:0972: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080972 unix
The snd_seq_oss_synth_make_info function in sound/core/seq/oss/seq_oss_synth.c in the sound subsystem in the Linux kerne... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11182 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-2008-3272

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 6.06 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 7.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 7.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.27 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.27 RC1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Eus 4.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Debian Debian Linux 1
Linux Linux Kernel 3
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Eus 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 1

- References For CVE-2008-3272 CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0972
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:025
SECUNIA 32759;a=commit;h=82e68f7ffec3800425f2391c8c86277606860442 CONFIRM
BID 30559 Linux Kernel 'snd_seq_oss_synth_make_info()' Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2008-11-20
SECTRACK 1020636
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0857
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0885
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:048
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:047
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:049
VUPEN ADV-2008-2307
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:052
XF linux-kernel-seqosssynth-info-disclosure(44225)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11182

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3272

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