CVE-2008-5079

NameCVE-2008-5079
Descriptionnet/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.27.8 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) by making two calls to svc_listen for the same socket, and then reading a /proc/net/atm/*vc file, related to corruption of the vcc table.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1687-1, DSA-1787-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot known to be vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux-2.6 (PTS)squeeze (security), squeeze2.6.32-48squeeze6fixed
squeeze (lts)2.6.32-48squeeze11fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
fai-kernelssourceetch1.17+etch.23etch1mediumDSA-1687-1
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.26-12medium
linux-2.6sourceetch2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1mediumDSA-1687-1
linux-2.6.24source(unstable)(unfixed)medium
linux-2.6.24sourceetch2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.8etch1mediumDSA-1787-1
user-mode-linuxsourceetch2.6.18-1um-2etch.23etch1mediumDSA-1687-1

Notes

http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=122841256115780&w=2

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