CVE-2008-2358

NameCVE-2008-2358
DescriptionInteger overflow in the dccp_feat_change function in net/dccp/feat.c in the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.18, and 2.6.17 through 2.6.20, allows local users to gain privileges via an invalid feature length, which leads to a heap-based buffer overflow.
SourceCVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1592-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.20-1high
linux-2.6sourceetch2.6.18.dfsg.1-18etch6highDSA-1592-1

Notes

DCCP feature sanitising was introduced in 2.6.20
this version casts sizeof to int. This is a module, not a compiled in feature in Debian

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