ID CVE-2007-6417
Summary The shmem_getpage function (mm/shmem.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.11 through 2.6.23 does not properly clear allocated memory in some rare circumstances related to tmpfs, which might allow local users to read sensitive kernel data or cause a denial of service (crash).
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 7.2 (as of 30-10-2018 - 16:25)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-399
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
cvss-vector via4 AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:17:59.667-04:00
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 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 The shmem_getpage function (mm/shmem.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.11 through 2.6.23 does not properly clear allocated memory in some rare circumstances related to tmpfs, which might allow local users to read sensitive kernel data or cause a denial of service (crash).
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8920
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title The shmem_getpage function (mm/shmem.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.11 through 2.6.23 does not properly clear allocated memory in some rare circumstances related to tmpfs, which might allow local users to read sensitive kernel data or cause a denial of service (crash).
version 18
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2008:0885
rpms
  • kernel-0:2.6.18-92.1.13.el5
  • kernel-PAE-0:2.6.18-92.1.13.el5
  • kernel-PAE-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.13.el5
  • kernel-debug-0:2.6.18-92.1.13.el5
  • kernel-debug-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.13.el5
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.13.el5
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.18-92.1.13.el5
  • kernel-headers-0:2.6.18-92.1.13.el5
  • kernel-kdump-0:2.6.18-92.1.13.el5
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.13.el5
  • kernel-xen-0:2.6.18-92.1.13.el5
  • kernel-xen-devel-0:2.6.18-92.1.13.el5
refmap via4
bid 27694
debian DSA-1436
mandriva
  • MDVSA-2008:086
  • MDVSA-2008:112
mlist
  • [linux-kernel] 20071128 [PATCH] tmpfs: restore missing clear_highpage
  • [linux-kernel] 20071212 Re: [PATCH] tmpfs: restore missing clear_highpage
  • [linux-kernel] 20071215 Re: [PATCH] tmpfs: restore missing clear_highpage
osvdb 44120
secunia
  • 28141
  • 28706
  • 28806
  • 28971
  • 32023
suse SUSE-SA:2008:006
ubuntu
  • USN-574-1
  • USN-578-1
statements via4
contributor Tomas Hoger
lastmodified 2009-01-15
organization Red Hat
statement This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0885.html
Last major update 30-10-2018 - 16:25
Published 18-12-2007 - 00:46
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