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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3525

The sbni_ioctl function in drivers/net/wan/sbni.c in the wan subsystem in the Linux kernel does not check for the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability before processing a (1) SIOCDEVRESINSTATS, (2) SIOCDEVSHWSTATE, (3) SIOCDEVENSLAVE, or (4) SIOCDEVEMANSIPATE ioctl request, which allows local users to bypass intended capability restrictions.
Publish Date : 2008-09-03 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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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) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-08-26 2008-08-27
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-3525 unix
DSA-1653 linux-2.6 -- denial of service/privilege escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7921 unix
DSA-1653-1 fai-kernels linux-2.6 user-mode-linux - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20290 unix
DSA-1655 linux-2.6.24 -- denial of service/information leak/privilege escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8075 unix
DSA-1655-1 linux-2.6.24 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20316 unix
Linux Kernel SBNI WAN Driver Privilege Check Bugs May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5671 unix
RHSA-2008:0973: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080973 unix
The sbni_ioctl function in drivers/net/wan/sbni.c in the wan subsystem in the Linux kernel does not check for t... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9364 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-2008-3525

# 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-2008-3525
VUPEN ADV-2008-2511
VUPEN ADV-2008-2714
SECTRACK 1020969
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0787
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0973
MLIST [oss-security] 20080829 CVE-2008-3525 kernel: missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl()
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:049
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:051
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:052
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:053
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:025
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:047;a=commit;h=f2455eb176ac87081bbfc9a44b21c7cd2bc1967e CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3525

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

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