CVE-2008-5700

Published: 22 December 2008

libata in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.9 does not set minimum timeouts for SG_IO requests, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (Programmed I/O mode on drives) via multiple simultaneous invocations of an unspecified test program.

From the Ubuntu security team

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.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

linux-source-2.6.22
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage