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CVE-2008-2365

Published: 30 June 2008

Race condition in the ptrace and utrace support in the Linux kernel 2.6.9 through 2.6.25, as used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4, allows local users to cause a denial of service (oops) via a long series of PTRACE_ATTACH ptrace calls to another user's process that trigger a conflict between utrace_detach and report_quiescent, related to "late ptrace_may_attach() check" and "race around &dead_engine_ops setting," a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-0771 and CVE-2008-1514. NOTE: this issue might only affect kernel versions before 2.6.16.x.

From the Ubuntu security team

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.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

feisty Does not exist

gutsy Does not exist

hardy Not vulnerable

upstream Not vulnerable

linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper
Released (2.6.15-52.69)
feisty Does not exist

gutsy Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

upstream Not vulnerable

linux-source-2.6.20
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

feisty Not vulnerable

gutsy Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

upstream Not vulnerable

linux-source-2.6.22
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

feisty Does not exist

gutsy Not vulnerable

hardy Does not exist

upstream Not vulnerable