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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4554

The do_splice_from function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27 does not reject file descriptors that have the O_APPEND flag set, which allows local users to bypass append mode and make arbitrary changes to other locations in the file.
Publish Date : 2008-10-15 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) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-10-13 2008-10-09
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4554 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20084554 unix
DSA-1681 linux-2.6.24 -- denial of service/privilege escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7980 unix
DSA-1681-1 linux-2.6.24 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19922 unix
DSA-1687 linux-2.6 -- denial of service/privilege escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8144 unix
DSA-1687-1 fai-kernels linux-2.6 user-mode-linux - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19979 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 do_splice_from function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27 does not reject file descriptors that have ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11142 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4554

# 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 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC1 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
31 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 Rc7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 Rc1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Rc1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Rc1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Rc4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Rc5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
65 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
66 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
67 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
68 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
69 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
70 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
71 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
72 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
73 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
74 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.1 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
75 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
76 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.2 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
77 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
78 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
79 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.3 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
80 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.4 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
81 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
82 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.5 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
83 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
84 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
85 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.6 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
86 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.7 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
87 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
88 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.8 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
89 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
90 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.9 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
91 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
92 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
93 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.10 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
94 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.11 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
95 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
96 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
97 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.12 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
98 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
99 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
100 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
101 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
102 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
103 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
104 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
105 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
106 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 106

- References For CVE-2008-4554

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00693.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8929
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00689.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8980
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=466707
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45954
XF linux-kernel-dosplicefrom-security-bypass(45954)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31903
BID 31903 Linux Kernel 'do_splice_from()' Local Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2009-06-10
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-679-1
UBUNTU USN-679-1
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1017.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:1017
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0009.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0009
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/14/5
MLIST [oss-security] 20081014 Re: CVE request: kernel: don't allow splice() to files opened with O_APPEND
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-06/msg00000.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2009:030
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1681
DEBIAN DSA-1681
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1687
DEBIAN DSA-1687
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/13/1
MLIST [oss-security] 20081013 CVE request: kernel: don't allow splice() to files opened with O_APPEND
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.26.y.git;a=commit;h=efc968d450e013049a662d22727cf132618dcb2f CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:224
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:224
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4554

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


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