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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-3288

The sg_build_indirect function in drivers/scsi/sg.c in Linux kernel 2.6.28-rc1 through 2.6.31-rc8 uses an incorrect variable when accessing an array, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel OOPS and NULL pointer dereference), as demonstrated by using xcdroast to duplicate a CD. NOTE: this is only exploitable by users who can open the cdrom device.
Publish Date : 2009-09-22 Last Update Date : 2011-09-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. 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. This issue was introduced by upstream commit 10db10d1, and only affected kernels version 2.6.28-rc1 and later.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-3288

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Kernel Linux Kernel 2.6.28-rc1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.31-rc4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.31-rc7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.31-rc5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.31-rc8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.31-rc6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.31-rc2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.31-rc9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.31-rc3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.31-rc10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Kernel Linux Kernel 1
Linux Linux Kernel 9

- References For CVE-2009-3288
MLIST [oss-security] 20090904 CVE request: kernel: NULL pointer dereference in sg_build_indirect()
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20090902 [BUG] 2.6.31-rc8 readcd Oops
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20090903 [PATCH] sg: fix oops in the error path in sg_build_indirect()

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-3288

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

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