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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3911

The proc_do_xprt function in net/sunrpc/sysctl.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not check the length of a certain buffer obtained from userspace, which allows local users to overflow a stack-based buffer and have unspecified other impact via a crafted read system call for the /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports file.
Publish Date : 2008-09-04 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Overflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, 5 or Red Hat Enterprise MRG.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-3911 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20083911 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-2008-3911

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2008-3911

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31937
BID 31937 Linux Kernel 'proc_do_xprt()' Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2008-10-28
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/04/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20080904 CVE request: kernel: sunrpc: fix possible overrun on read of /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45136
XF linux-kernel-procdoxprt-bo(45136)
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=27df6f25ff218072e0e879a96beeb398a79cdbc8 CONFIRM
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/8/30/184
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20080830 Re: buffer overflow in /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00010.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:053
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/8/30/140
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20080830 buffer overflow in /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3911

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


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