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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-3234

Buffer overflow in the perf_copy_attr function in kernel/perf_counter.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.31-rc1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) and execute arbitrary code via a "big size data" to the perf_counter_open system call.
Publish Date : 2009-09-17 Last Update Date : 2012-03-19
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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 ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue only affected kernels version v2.6.31-rc1 and later. Therefore this issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5 or Red Hat Enterprise MRG.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-3234

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.31 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2009-3234

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/17/13
MLIST [oss-security] 20090917 Re: CVE request: kernel: perf_counter: Fix buffer overflow in perf_copy_attr()
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/16/1
MLIST [oss-security] 20090916 CVE request: kernel: perf_counter: Fix buffer overflow in perf_copy_attr()
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/890654
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20090916 [patch 15/45] perf_counter: Fix buffer overflow in perf_copy_attr()
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36423
BID 36423 Linux Kernel 'perf_counter_open()' Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-09-18

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-3234

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


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