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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3831

The i915 driver in (1) drivers/char/drm/i915_dma.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.24 on Debian GNU/Linux and (2) sys/dev/pci/drm/i915_drv.c in OpenBSD does not restrict the DRM_I915_HWS_ADDR ioctl to the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) master, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted ioctl call, related to absence of the DRM_MASTER and DRM_ROOT_ONLY flags in the ioctl's configuration.
Publish Date : 2008-10-20 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.7
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceMemory corruption
CWE ID 399

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-09-29 2008-10-17
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-3831 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20083831 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
ELSA-2008:1017: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22672 unix
RHSA-2008:1017 -- kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29354 unix
RHSA-2008:1017: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20081017 unix
The i915 driver in (1) drivers/char/drm/i915_dma.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.24 on Debian GNU/Linux and (2) sys/dev/pci/dr... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11542 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-2008-3831

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2008-3831

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00693.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8929
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-659-1
UBUNTU USN-659-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-679-1
UBUNTU USN-679-1
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00689.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8980
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31792
BID 31792 Linux Kernel i915 Driver 'drivers/char/drm/i915_dma.c' Memory Corruption Vulnerability Release Date:2009-06-26
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0009.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0009
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498285/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20081112 rPSA-2008-0316-1 kernel
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1017.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:1017
http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/sys/dev/pci/drm/i915_drv.c.diff?r1=1.7;r2=1.8 CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:224
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:224
http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/sys/dev/pci/drm/i915_drv.c CONFIRM
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1655
DEBIAN DSA-1655
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0316 CONFIRM
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0316 CONFIRM
http://securitytracker.com/id?1021065
SECTRACK 1021065
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-245846-1
SUNALERT 245846
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/openbsd/cvs/2008-10/0365.html
MLIST [source-changes] 20081017 CVS: cvs.openbsd.org: src
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/linux-2.6.24/linux-2.6.24_2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.6.diff.gz CONFIRM

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3831

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


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