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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-1388

The ptrace_start function in kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 does not properly handle simultaneous execution of the do_coredump function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via vectors involving the ptrace system call and a coredumping thread.
Publish Date : 2009-07-05 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 362

- Vendor Statements

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1193.html
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
2.1
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2009-06-05 2009-07-02
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2009:1193: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22751 unix
RHSA-2009:1193 -- kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29154 unix
RHSA-2009:1193: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091193 unix
The ptrace_start function in kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 does not properly handle simultaneous execution ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8680 unix
VMware kernel ptrace_start function vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8625 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-2009-1388

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 8

- References For CVE-2009-1388

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=504263 CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=346615 CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=346742 CONFIRM
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html CONFIRM
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316
VUPEN ADV-2009-3316
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35559
BID 35559 Linux Kernel 'ptrace_start()' And 'do_coredump()' Deadlock Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2009-11-24
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=124654277229434&w=2
MLIST [oss-security] 20090702 CVE-2009-1388 kernel: do_coredump() vs ptrace_start() deadlock
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1193.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1193

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-1388

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


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