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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3528

The error-reporting functionality in (1) fs/ext2/dir.c, (2) fs/ext3/dir.c, and possibly (3) fs/ext4/dir.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.5 does not limit the number of printk console messages that report directory corruption, which allows physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (temporary system hang) by mounting a filesystem that has corrupted dir->i_size and dir->i_blocks values and performing (a) read or (b) write operations. NOTE: there are limited scenarios in which this crosses privilege boundaries.
Publish Date : 2008-09-27 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.1
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 Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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 264

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
2.1
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2008-08-15 2008-09-13
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-3528 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20083528 unix
DSA-1681 linux-2.6.24 -- denial of service/privilege escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7980 unix
DSA-1681-1 linux-2.6.24 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19922 unix
DSA-1687 linux-2.6 -- denial of service/privilege escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8144 unix
DSA-1687-1 fai-kernels linux-2.6 user-mode-linux - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19979 unix
ELSA-2009:0326: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22772 unix
RHSA-2008:0972: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080972 unix
RHSA-2009:0326 -- kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28793 unix
RHSA-2009:0326: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090326 unix
The error-reporting functionality in (1) fs/ext2/dir.c, (2) fs/ext3/dir.c, and possibly (3) fs/ext4/dir.c in the Linux k... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10852 unix
VMware kernel fs/ext2/dir.c fs/ext3/dir.c and possibly fs/ext4/dir.c vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8642 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-2008-3528

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2008-3528

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
VUPEN ADV-2009-3316
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=459577 CONFIRM
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45720
XF kernel-errorreporting-dos(45720)
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-662-1
UBUNTU USN-662-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/498285/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20081112 rPSA-2008-0316-1 kernel
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1681
DEBIAN DSA-1681
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1687
DEBIAN DSA-1687
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:224
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:224
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/18/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20080918 CVE-2008-3528 Linux kernel ext[234] directory corruption DoS
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0009.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0009
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0326.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0326
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0316 CONFIRM
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0316 CONFIRM
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0972.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0972
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:057
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/9/13/98
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20080913 [PATCH 3/4] ext2: Avoid printk floods in the face of directory corruption
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/9/13/99
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20080913 [PATCH 4/4] ext3: Avoid printk floods in the face of directory corruption
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/9/17/371
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20080918 Re: [PATCH 4/4] ext3: Avoid printk floods in the face of directory corruption
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00000.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:056
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:025
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00008.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:052
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00010.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:053
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00007.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:051

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3528

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


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