CVE-2008-2931

NameCVE-2008-2931
DescriptionThe do_change_type function in fs/namespace.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not verify that the caller has the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service by modifying the properties of a mountpoint.
SourceCVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1630-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
fai-kernelssourceetch1.17+etch.22etch2mediumDSA-1630-1
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.22medium
linux-2.6sourceetch2.6.18.dfsg.1-22etch2mediumDSA-1630-1
user-mode-linuxsourceetch2.6.18-1um-2etch.22etch2mediumDSA-1630-1

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