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Linux kernel multiple security vulnerabilities
updated since 09.12.2008
Published:29.12.2008
Source:
SecurityVulns ID:9488
Type:local
Threat Level:
6/10
Description:Double listen() on the same socket causes creation of unassigned vcc table entry, which causes infinite loop in kernel on attempt to cat vc table. inotify subsystem race conditions allow privilege escalation, socket-related memory exhaustion. chip_command() NULL pointer dereference. HFS file sytem mounting buffer overflow.
Affected:LINUX : kernel 2.6
CVE:CVE-2008-5300 (Linux kernel 2.6.28 allows local users to cause a denial of service ("soft lockup" and process loss) via a large number of sendmsg function calls, which does not block during AF_UNIX garbage collection and triggers an OOM condition, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-5029.)
 CVE-2008-5182 (The inotify functionality in Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.28-rc5 might allow local users to gain privileges via unknown vectors related to race conditions in inotify watch removal and umount.)
 CVE-2008-5079 (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.)
 CVE-2008-5033 (The chip_command function in drivers/media/video/tvaudio.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.25.x before 2.6.25.19, 2.6.26.x before 2.6.26.7, and 2.6.27.x before 2.6.27.3 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL function pointer dereference and OOPS) via unknown vectors.)
 CVE-2008-5025 (Stack-based buffer overflow in the hfs_cat_find_brec function in fs/hfs/catalog.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-rc1 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or system crash) via an hfs filesystem image with an invalid catalog namelength field, a related issue to CVE-2008-4933.)
Original documentdocumentMANDRIVA, [ MDVSA-2008:246 ] kernel (29.12.2008)
 documentHugo Dias, CVE-2008-5079: multiple listen()s on same socket corrupts the vcc table (09.12.2008)

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