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HistoryJan 29, 2009 - 12:00 a.m.

Linux kernel vulnerabilities

2009-01-2900:00:00
ubuntu.com
66

CVSS2

10

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

AI Score

6.5

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.089

Percentile

94.6%

Releases

  • Ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06

Packages

  • linux -
  • linux-source-2.6.15 -
  • linux-source-2.6.22 -

Details

Hugo Dias discovered that the ATM subsystem did not correctly manage socket
counts. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang, leading
to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5079)

It was discovered that the libertas wireless driver did not correctly
handle beacon and probe responses. A physically near-by attacker could
generate specially crafted wireless network traffic and cause a denial of
service. Ubuntu 6.06 was not affected. (CVE-2008-5134)

It was discovered that the inotify subsystem contained watch removal race
conditions. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5182)

Dann Frazier discovered that in certain situations sendmsg did not
correctly release allocated memory. A local attacker could exploit this to
force the system to run out of free memory, leading to a denial of service.
Ubuntu 6.06 was not affected. (CVE-2008-5300)

It was discovered that the ATA subsystem did not correctly set timeouts. A
local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2008-5700)

It was discovered that the ib700 watchdog timer did not correctly check
buffer sizes. A local attacker could send a specially crafted ioctl to the
device to cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2008-5702)

It was discovered that in certain situations the network scheduler did not
correctly handle very large levels of traffic. A local attacker could
produce a high volume of UDP traffic resulting in a system hang, leading to
a denial of service. Ubuntu 8.04 was not affected. (CVE-2008-5713)

CVSS2

10

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

AI Score

6.5

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.089

Percentile

94.6%