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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
dapper Does not exist

gutsy Does not exist

hardy
Released (2.6.24-23.48)
intrepid
Released (2.6.27-11.27)
upstream Needs triage

linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper
Released (2.6.15-53.75)
gutsy Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

intrepid Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

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

gutsy
Released (2.6.22-16.61)
hardy Does not exist

intrepid Does not exist

upstream Needs triage