CVE-1999-1285

Current Description

Linux 2.1.132 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion) by reading a large buffer from a random device (e.g. /dev/urandom), which cannot be interrupted until the read has completed.

Basic Data

PublishedDecember 27, 1998
Last ModifiedDecember 19, 2017
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Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score2.1
SeverityLOW
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSLinuxLinux Kernel********2.1.132

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Linux Linux Kernel *

References

NameSourceURLTags
19981227 [patch] fix for urandom read(2) not interruptiblehttp://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=91495921611500&w=2BUGTRAQ
linux-random-read-dos(1472)https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/1472XF