CVE-2008-3833

NameCVE-2008-3833
DescriptionThe generic_file_splice_write function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.19 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by splicing into an inode in order to create an executable file in a setgid directory, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-4210.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1653-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
fai-kernelssourceetch1.17+etch.22etch3mediumDSA-1653-1
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.19-1medium
linux-2.6sourceetch2.6.18.dfsg.1-22etch3mediumDSA-1653-1
linux-2.6.24source(unstable)(not affected)
user-mode-linuxsourceetch2.6.18-1um-2etch.22etch3mediumDSA-1653-1

Notes

- linux-2.6.24 <not-affected> (Fixed in upstream before 2.6.24)

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