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CVE-2008-5079

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Overview

net/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.27.8 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) by making two calls to svc_listen for the same socket, and then reading a /proc/net/atm/*vc file, related to corruption of the vcc table.

Related Files

Debian Linux Security Advisory 1787-1
Posted May 5, 2009
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Security Advisory 1787-1 - Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service or privilege escalation.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2008-4307, CVE-2008-5079, CVE-2008-5395, CVE-2008-5700, CVE-2008-5701, CVE-2008-5702, CVE-2009-0028, CVE-2009-0029, CVE-2009-0031, CVE-2009-0065, CVE-2009-0269, CVE-2009-0322, CVE-2009-0675, CVE-2009-0676, CVE-2009-0745, CVE-2009-0834, CVE-2009-0859, CVE-2009-1046
MD5 | d22c6644790c36302ceafd3fb1b066c2
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-032
Posted Feb 1, 2009
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2009-032 - Some denial of service vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2008-5300, CVE-2008-5079
MD5 | d2690d4c5e5b8abb6f7c5c9ff7e24e34
Ubuntu Security Notice 715-1
Posted Jan 30, 2009
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-715-1 - Hugo Dias discovered that the ATM subsystem did not correctly manage socket counts. It was discovered that the inotify subsystem contained watch removal race conditions. Dann Frazier discovered that in certain situations sendmsg did not correctly release allocated memory. Helge Deller discovered that PA-RISC stack unwinding was not handled correctly. It was discovered that the ATA subsystem did not correctly set timeouts. It was discovered that the ib700 watchdog timer did not correctly check buffer sizes.

tags | advisory, risc
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2008-5079, CVE-2008-5182, CVE-2008-5300, CVE-2008-5395, CVE-2008-5700, CVE-2008-5702
MD5 | e1cedaf7b7dc9ff892d62460ca1a7769
Ubuntu Security Notice 714-1
Posted Jan 29, 2009
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-714-1 - A large amount of Linux 2.6 kernel related vulnerabilities have been addressed on Ubuntu.

tags | advisory, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2008-5079, CVE-2008-5134, CVE-2008-5182, CVE-2008-5300, CVE-2008-5700, CVE-2008-5702, CVE-2008-5713
MD5 | 72581517dd3e1011764f317bc7707125
Debian Linux Security Advisory 1687-1
Posted Dec 15, 2008
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Security Advisory 1687-1 - Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service or privilege escalation.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2008-3527, CVE-2008-3528, CVE-2008-4554, CVE-2008-4576, CVE-2008-4933, CVE-2008-4934, CVE-2008-5025, CVE-2008-5029, CVE-2008-5079, CVE-2008-5182, CVE-2008-5300
MD5 | db399d09612e0178e5f75aef8bcd3791
Linux Kernel Denial Of Service Exploit
Posted Dec 10, 2008
Authored by Jon Oberheide

Linux kernel versions 2.6.27.8 and below ATMSVC local denial of service exploit.net/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.27.8 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) by making two calls to svc_listen for the same socket, and then reading a /proc/net/atm/*vc file, related to corruption of the vcc table.

tags | exploit, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux
advisories | CVE-2008-5079
MD5 | 80a515a501277c0dbca78fc79f86a16b
linuxkernel-dos.txt
Posted Dec 5, 2008
Authored by Hugo Dias

A vulnerability exists in Linux kernel which can be exploited by malicious users to cause a denial of service. It seems that calling the svc_listen function in 'net/atm/svc.c' twice on the same socket will create unassigned PVC/SVC entries, despite returning EUNATCH.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel
systems | linux
advisories | CVE-2008-5079
MD5 | 537fe7f0c9db038463286dec311986df
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