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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5300

Linux kernel 2.6.28 allows local users to cause a denial of service ("soft lockup" and process loss) via a large number of sendmsg function calls, which does not block during AF_UNIX garbage collection and triggers an OOM condition, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-5029.
Publish Date : 2008-12-01 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.9
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
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) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-11-27 2008-11-20
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-5300 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20085300 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-2009:0225: Oracle Linux 5.x.3 kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21793 unix
Linux kernel 2.6.28 allows local users to cause a denial of service ("soft lockup" and process loss) via a large number ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10283 unix
RHSA-2009:0014: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090014 unix
RHSA-2009:0225 -- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29343 unix
RHSA-2009:0225: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090225 unix
RHSA-2009:1550: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091550 unix
Service Console update for COS kernel oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11427 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-2008-5300

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.28 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.28 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.28 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.28 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.28 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 6

- References For CVE-2008-5300

https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2915 CONFIRM
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1550.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1550
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-December/msg01358.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-11618
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46943
XF linux-kernel-sendmsg-dos(46943)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470201 CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-714-1
UBUNTU USN-714-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-715-1
UBUNTU USN-715-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/512019/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20100625 VMSA-2010-0010 ESX 3.5 third party update for Service Console kernel
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0332 CONFIRM
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1681
DEBIAN DSA-1681
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:032
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:032
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0014.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0014
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0053.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0053
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/499044/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20081209 rPSA-2008-0332-1 kernel
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32516
BID 32516 Linux Kernel 'sendmsg()' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2010-06-25
http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=122765505415944&w=2
MLIST [linux-netdev] 20081125 [PATCH] Fix soft lockups/OOM issues w/ unix garbage collector
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4673
SREASON 4673
http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=122721862313564&w=2
MLIST [linux-netdev] 20081120 soft lockups/OOM after unix socket fixes
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=473259 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5300

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


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