fs/splice.c in the splice subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22.2 does not properly handle a failure of the add_to_page_cache_lru function, and subsequently attempts to unlock a page that was not locked, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel BUG and system crash), as demonstrated by the fio I/O tool.
Published 2008-09-29 17:17:29
Updated 2024-02-15 20:24:39
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2008-4302

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2008-4302
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 52869
IPs affected by CVE-2008-4302 188,681
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-4302

0.04%
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CVSS scores for CVE-2008-4302

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
3.9
6.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST 2024-02-15

CWE ids for CVE-2008-4302

Vendor statements for CVE-2008-4302

  • 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: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0957.html

References for CVE-2008-4302

Products affected by CVE-2008-4302

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