ID CVE-2008-2729
Summary arch/x86_64/lib/copy_user.S in the Linux kernel before 2.6.19 on some AMD64 systems does not erase destination memory locations after an exception during kernel memory copy, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.0
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.0
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.1
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.1
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.10
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.10
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.11
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.11
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.12
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.12
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.13
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.13
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.14
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.14
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.15
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.15
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.16
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.16
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.17
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.17
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.18
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.18
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.2
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.2
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.3
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.3
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.4
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.4
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.5
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.5
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.6
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.6
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.7
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.7
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.8
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.8
  • cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.9
    cpe:2.3:o:red_hat:linux_kernel:2.6.9
CVSS
Base: 4.9 (as of 01-07-2008 - 10:52)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-200
CAPEC
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.
  • Reusing Session IDs (aka Session Replay)
    This attack targets the reuse of valid session ID to spoof the target system in order to gain privileges. The attacker tries to reuse a stolen session ID used previously during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking. Another name for this type of attack is Session Replay.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE NONE NONE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0508.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0508 : Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated packages fix the following security issues : * A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel memory copy routines, when running on certain AMD64 systems. If an unsuccessful attempt to copy kernel memory from source to destination memory locations occurred, the copy routines did not zero the content at the destination memory location. This could allow a local unprivileged user to view potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-2729, Important) * Alexey Dobriyan discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel process-tracing system call, ptrace. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (kernel hang). (CVE-2008-2365, Important) * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary, which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) * It was discovered that the Linux kernel handled string operations in the opposite way to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause memory corruption. (CVE-2008-1367, Low) As well, these updated packages fix the following bug : * On systems with a large number of CPUs (more than 16), multiple applications calling the 'times()' system call may have caused a system hang. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67703
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67703
    title Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0508)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0508.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated packages fix the following security issues : * A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel memory copy routines, when running on certain AMD64 systems. If an unsuccessful attempt to copy kernel memory from source to destination memory locations occurred, the copy routines did not zero the content at the destination memory location. This could allow a local unprivileged user to view potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-2729, Important) * Alexey Dobriyan discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel process-tracing system call, ptrace. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (kernel hang). (CVE-2008-2365, Important) * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary, which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) * It was discovered that the Linux kernel handled string operations in the opposite way to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause memory corruption. (CVE-2008-1367, Low) As well, these updated packages fix the following bug : * On systems with a large number of CPUs (more than 16), multiple applications calling the 'times()' system call may have caused a system hang. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 33376
    published 2008-07-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33376
    title RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0508)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20080625_KERNEL_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    description These updated packages fix the following security issues : - A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel memory copy routines, when running on certain AMD64 systems. If an unsuccessful attempt to copy kernel memory from source to destination memory locations occurred, the copy routines did not zero the content at the destination memory location. This could allow a local unprivileged user to view potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-2729, Important) - Alexey Dobriyan discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel process-tracing system call, ptrace. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (kernel hang). (CVE-2008-2365, Important) - Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary, which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) - It was discovered that the Linux kernel handled string operations in the opposite way to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause memory corruption. (CVE-2008-1367, Low) As well, these updated packages fix the following bug : - On systems with a large number of CPUs (more than 16), multiple applications calling the 'times()' system call may have caused a system hang.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60429
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60429
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0508.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix several security issues and a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated packages fix the following security issues : * A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel memory copy routines, when running on certain AMD64 systems. If an unsuccessful attempt to copy kernel memory from source to destination memory locations occurred, the copy routines did not zero the content at the destination memory location. This could allow a local unprivileged user to view potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-2729, Important) * Alexey Dobriyan discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel process-tracing system call, ptrace. A local unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (kernel hang). (CVE-2008-2365, Important) * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary, which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) * It was discovered that the Linux kernel handled string operations in the opposite way to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause memory corruption. (CVE-2008-1367, Low) As well, these updated packages fix the following bug : * On systems with a large number of CPUs (more than 16), multiple applications calling the 'times()' system call may have caused a system hang. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 33365
    published 2008-07-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33365
    title CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2008:0508)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0519.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0519 : Updated kernel packages that fix various security issues and a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated packages fix the following security issues : * A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel memory copy routines, when running on certain AMD64 systems. If an unsuccessful attempt to copy kernel memory from source to destination memory locations occurred, the copy routines did not zero the content at the destination memory location. This could allow a local unprivileged user to view potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-2729, Important) * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary, which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) * Brandon Edwards discovered a missing length validation check in the Linux kernel DCCP module reconciliation feature. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a heap overflow, gaining privileges for arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2008-2358, Moderate) As well, these updated packages fix the following bug : * Due to a regression, 'gettimeofday' may have gone backwards on certain x86 hardware. This issue was quite dangerous for time-sensitive systems, such as those used for transaction systems and databases, and may have caused applications to produce incorrect results, or even crash. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67706
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67706
    title Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0519)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0519.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix various security issues and a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated packages fix the following security issues : * A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel memory copy routines, when running on certain AMD64 systems. If an unsuccessful attempt to copy kernel memory from source to destination memory locations occurred, the copy routines did not zero the content at the destination memory location. This could allow a local unprivileged user to view potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-2729, Important) * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary, which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) * Brandon Edwards discovered a missing length validation check in the Linux kernel DCCP module reconciliation feature. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a heap overflow, gaining privileges for arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2008-2358, Moderate) As well, these updated packages fix the following bug : * Due to a regression, 'gettimeofday' may have gone backwards on certain x86 hardware. This issue was quite dangerous for time-sensitive systems, such as those used for transaction systems and databases, and may have caused applications to produce incorrect results, or even crash. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 43692
    published 2010-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43692
    title CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2008:0519)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1630.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service or arbitrary code execution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2007-6282 Dirk Nehring discovered a vulnerability in the IPsec code that allows remote users to cause a denial of service by sending a specially crafted ESP packet. - CVE-2008-0598 Tavis Ormandy discovered a vulnerability that allows local users to access uninitialized kernel memory, possibly leaking sensitive data. This issue is specific to the amd64-flavour kernel images. - CVE-2008-2729 Andi Kleen discovered an issue where uninitialized kernel memory was being leaked to userspace during an exception. This issue may allow local users to gain access to sensitive data. Only the amd64-flavour Debian kernel images are affected. - CVE-2008-2812 Alan Cox discovered an issue in multiple tty drivers that allows local users to trigger a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) and possibly obtain elevated privileges. - CVE-2008-2826 Gabriel Campana discovered an integer overflow in the sctp code that can be exploited by local users to cause a denial of service. - CVE-2008-2931 Miklos Szeredi reported a missing privilege check in the do_change_type() function. This allows local, unprivileged users to change the properties of mount points. - CVE-2008-3272 Tobias Klein reported a locally exploitable data leak in the snd_seq_oss_synth_make_info() function. This may allow local users to gain access to sensitive information. - CVE-2008-3275 Zoltan Sogor discovered a coding error in the VFS that allows local users to exploit a kernel memory leak resulting in a denial of service.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 34032
    published 2008-08-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34032
    title Debian DSA-1630-1 : linux-2.6 - denial of service/information leak
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-625-1.NASL
    description Dirk Nehring discovered that the IPsec protocol stack did not correctly handle fragmented ESP packets. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6282) Johannes Bauer discovered that the 64bit kernel did not correctly handle hrtimer updates. A local attacker could request a large expiration value and cause the system to hang, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6712) Tavis Ormandy discovered that the ia32 emulation under 64bit kernels did not fully clear uninitialized data. A local attacker could read private kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2008-0598) Jan Kratochvil discovered that PTRACE did not correctly handle certain calls when running under 64bit kernels. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-1615) Wei Wang discovered that the ASN.1 decoding routines in CIFS and SNMP NAT did not correctly handle certain length values. Remote attackers could exploit this to execute arbitrary code or crash the system. (CVE-2008-1673) Paul Marks discovered that the SIT interfaces did not correctly manage allocated memory. A remote attacker could exploit this to fill all available memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2136) David Miller and Jan Lieskovsky discovered that the Sparc kernel did not correctly range-check memory regions allocated with mmap. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2137) The sys_utimensat system call did not correctly check file permissions in certain situations. A local attacker could exploit this to modify the file times of arbitrary files which could lead to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2148) Brandon Edwards discovered that the DCCP system in the kernel did not correctly check feature lengths. A remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2358) A race condition was discovered between ptrace and utrace in the kernel. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2365) The copy_to_user routine in the kernel did not correctly clear memory destination addresses when running on 64bit kernels. A local attacker could exploit this to gain access to sensitive kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2008-2729) The PPP over L2TP routines in the kernel did not correctly handle certain messages. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted packet that could crash the system or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2750) Gabriel Campana discovered that SCTP routines did not correctly check for large addresses. A local user could exploit this to allocate all available memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2826). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 33531
    published 2008-07-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33531
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : linux, linux-source-2.6.15/20/22 vulnerabilities (USN-625-1)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0519.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix various security issues and a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated packages fix the following security issues : * A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel memory copy routines, when running on certain AMD64 systems. If an unsuccessful attempt to copy kernel memory from source to destination memory locations occurred, the copy routines did not zero the content at the destination memory location. This could allow a local unprivileged user to view potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-2729, Important) * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary, which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) * Brandon Edwards discovered a missing length validation check in the Linux kernel DCCP module reconciliation feature. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a heap overflow, gaining privileges for arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2008-2358, Moderate) As well, these updated packages fix the following bug : * Due to a regression, 'gettimeofday' may have gone backwards on certain x86 hardware. This issue was quite dangerous for time-sensitive systems, such as those used for transaction systems and databases, and may have caused applications to produce incorrect results, or even crash. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 33377
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    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33377
    title RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0519)
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    description These updated packages fix the following security issues : - A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel memory copy routines, when running on certain AMD64 systems. If an unsuccessful attempt to copy kernel memory from source to destination memory locations occurred, the copy routines did not zero the content at the destination memory location. This could allow a local unprivileged user to view potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-2729, Important) - Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary, which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) - Brandon Edwards discovered a missing length validation check in the Linux kernel DCCP module reconciliation feature. This could allow a local unprivileged user to cause a heap overflow, gaining privileges for arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2008-2358, Moderate) As well, these updated packages fix the following bug : - Due to a regression, 'gettimeofday' may have gone backwards on certain x86 hardware. This issue was quite dangerous for time-sensitive systems, such as those used for transaction systems and databases, and may have caused applications to produce incorrect results, or even crash.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60430
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60430
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:14:45.969-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description arch/x86_64/lib/copy_user.S in the Linux kernel before 2.6.19 on some AMD64 systems does not erase destination memory locations after an exception during kernel memory copy, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11571
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title arch/x86_64/lib/copy_user.S in the Linux kernel before 2.6.19 on some AMD64 systems does not erase destination memory locations after an exception during kernel memory copy, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information.
version 24
redhat via4
advisories
  • bugzilla
    id 451271
    title CVE-2008-2729 kernel: [x86_64] The string instruction version didn't zero the output on exception.
    oval
    AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060016001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080508002
        • comment kernel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689003
      • AND
        • comment kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080508004
        • comment kernel-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689005
      • AND
        • comment kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080508022
        • comment kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689019
      • AND
        • comment kernel-hugemem is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080508020
        • comment kernel-hugemem is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689017
      • AND
        • comment kernel-hugemem-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080508018
        • comment kernel-hugemem-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689015
      • AND
        • comment kernel-largesmp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080508006
        • comment kernel-largesmp is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689013
      • AND
        • comment kernel-largesmp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080508008
        • comment kernel-largesmp-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689009
      • AND
        • comment kernel-smp is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080508012
        • comment kernel-smp is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689011
      • AND
        • comment kernel-smp-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080508010
        • comment kernel-smp-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060689007
      • AND
        • comment kernel-xenU is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080508016
        • comment kernel-xenU is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070488009
      • AND
        • comment kernel-xenU-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080508014
        • comment kernel-xenU-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070488011
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0508
    released 2008-06-25
    severity Important
    title RHSA-2008:0508: kernel security and bug fix update (Important)
  • bugzilla
    id 451271
    title CVE-2008-2729 kernel: [x86_64] The string instruction version didn't zero the output on exception.
    oval
    AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070055001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment kernel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080519002
        • comment kernel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070099003
      • AND
        • comment kernel-PAE is earlier than 0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080519020
        • comment kernel-PAE is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070099019
      • AND
        • comment kernel-PAE-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080519022
        • comment kernel-PAE-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070099017
      • AND
        • comment kernel-debug is earlier than 0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080519010
        • comment kernel-debug is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070993007
      • AND
        • comment kernel-debug-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080519006
        • comment kernel-debug-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070993013
      • AND
        • comment kernel-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080519014
        • comment kernel-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070099011
      • AND
        • comment kernel-doc is earlier than 0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080519024
        • comment kernel-doc is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070099021
      • AND
        • comment kernel-headers is earlier than 0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080519004
        • comment kernel-headers is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070099005
      • AND
        • comment kernel-kdump is earlier than 0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080519018
        • comment kernel-kdump is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070099015
      • AND
        • comment kernel-kdump-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080519016
        • comment kernel-kdump-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070099013
      • AND
        • comment kernel-xen is earlier than 0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080519012
        • comment kernel-xen is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070099007
      • AND
        • comment kernel-xen-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080519008
        • comment kernel-xen-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070099009
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0519
    released 2008-06-25
    severity Important
    title RHSA-2008:0519: kernel security and bug fix update (Important)
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0585
rpms
  • kernel-0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-devel-0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
  • kernel-largesmp-devel-0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
  • kernel-smp-0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
  • kernel-smp-devel-0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
  • kernel-xenU-0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
  • kernel-xenU-devel-0:2.6.9-67.0.20.EL
  • kernel-0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
  • kernel-PAE-0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
  • kernel-PAE-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
  • kernel-debug-0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
  • kernel-debug-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
  • kernel-headers-0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
  • kernel-kdump-0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
  • kernel-xen-0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
  • kernel-xen-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
refmap via4
bid 29943
confirm
debian DSA-1630
mandriva MDVSA-2008:174
sectrack 1020364
secunia
  • 30849
  • 30850
  • 31107
  • 31551
  • 31628
ubuntu USN-625-1
xf linux-kernel-destination-info-disclosure(43558)
Last major update 21-08-2010 - 01:21
Published 30-06-2008 - 18:41
Last modified 28-09-2017 - 21:31
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