The generic_file_splice_write function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.19 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by splicing into an inode in order to create an executable file in a setgid directory, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-4210.
Published 2008-10-03 17:41:40
Updated 2023-02-13 02:19:28
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Threat overview for CVE-2008-3833

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2008-3833
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 52869
IPs affected by CVE-2008-3833 192,991
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-3833

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~ 8 %
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CVSS scores for CVE-2008-3833

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CWE ids for CVE-2008-3833

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Vendor statements for CVE-2008-3833

  • 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:

Products affected by CVE-2008-3833

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