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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4210

fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 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 creating an executable file in a setgid directory through the (1) truncate or (2) ftruncate function in conjunction with memory-mapped I/O.
Publish Date : 2008-09-29 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.6
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privilegesObtain Information
CWE ID 264

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-09-24 2007-05-02
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4210 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20084210 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
ELSA-2008:0957: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21746 unix
fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a fi... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9511 unix
Linux Kernel 'truncate()' Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6386 unix
RHSA-2008:0957 -- kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29265 unix
RHSA-2008:0957: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080957 unix
RHSA-2008:0972: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080972 unix
RHSA-2008:0973: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080973 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-2008-4210

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 30

- References For CVE-2008-4210

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45539
XF linux-kernel-open-privilege-escalation(45539)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=463661 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31368
BID 31368 Linux Kernel 'truncate()' Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2009-10-16
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-679-1
UBUNTU USN-679-1
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0973.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0973
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22 CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00007.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:051
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:025
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00000.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:056
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-12/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:057
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0972.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0972
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1653
DEBIAN DSA-1653
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22 CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:220
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:220
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0957.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0957
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0787.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0787
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/24/8
MLIST [oss-security] 20080924 Re: CVE request: kernel: open() call allows setgid bit when user is not in new file's group
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/24/5
MLIST [oss-security] 20080924 CVE request: kernel: open() call allows setgid bit when user is not in new file's group
http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8420 CONFIRM
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.26.y.git;a=commit;h=7b82dc0e64e93f430182f36b46b79fcee87d3532 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4210

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


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