CVE-2008-2931

Current Description

The 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.

Basic Data

PublishedJuly 09, 2008
Last ModifiedAugust 06, 2020
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeCWE-269
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Base Score7.2
SeverityHIGH
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score10.0
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********2.6.22
  • OR - Configuration 2
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSDebianDebian Linux4.0*******
  • OR - Configuration 3
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSNovellSuse Linux Enterprise Desktop10.0sp1******
    2.3OSNovellSuse Linux Enterprise Desktop10.0sp2******
    2.3OSNovellSuse Linux Enterprise Server10.0sp1******
    2.3OSNovellSuse Linux Enterprise Server10.0sp2******
    2.3OSOpensuseOpensuse********10.311.0
  • OR - Configuration 4
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSCanonicalUbuntu Linux6.06***lts***
    2.3OSCanonicalUbuntu Linux7.04*******
    2.3OSCanonicalUbuntu Linux7.10*******
    2.3OSCanonicalUbuntu Linux8.04***lts***

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Debian Debian Linux 4.0
Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10.0
Novell Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10.0
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 6.06, 7.04, 7.10, 8.04
Opensuse Opensuse *
Linux Linux Kernel *

References

NameSourceURLTags
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=ee6f958291e2a768fd727e7a67badfff0b67711ahttp://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=ee6f958291e2a768fd72CONFIRMMailing List PATCH Vendor Advisory
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22CONFIRMBroken Link
SUSE-SA:2008:035http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00007.htmlSUSEMailing List Third Party Advisory
SUSE-SA:2008:038http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00012.htmlSUSEMailing List Third Party Advisory
SUSE-SA:2008:049http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00003.htmlSUSEMailing List Third Party Advisory
SUSE-SR:2008:025http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.htmlSUSEMailing List Third Party Advisory
30982http://secunia.com/advisories/30982SECUNIABroken Link
31551http://secunia.com/advisories/31551SECUNIABroken Link
31614http://secunia.com/advisories/31614SECUNIABroken Link
32023http://secunia.com/advisories/32023SECUNIABroken Link
32759http://secunia.com/advisories/32759SECUNIABroken Link
DSA-1630http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1630DEBIANPATCH Third Party Advisory
[oss-security] 20080708 CVE-2008-2931 kernel: missing check before setting mount propagationhttp://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/07/08/3MLISTMailing List Third Party Advisory
[oss-security] 20080708 Re: CVE-2008-2931 kernel: missing check before setting mount propagationhttp://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/07/08/4MLISTMailing List Third Party Advisory
RHSA-2008:0885http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0885.htmlREDHATBroken Link
30126http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30126BIDThird Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=454388https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=454388CONFIRMIssue Tracking PATCH Third Party Advisory
linux-kernel-dochangetype-priv-escalation(43696)https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43696XFThird Party Advisory VDB Entry
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10437https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10437OVALThird Party Advisory
USN-637-1https://usn.ubuntu.com/637-1/UBUNTUThird Party Advisory