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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel x86_64 LDT Buffer Overflow May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020544
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020544
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3247   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 24 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6.25.x prior to 2.6.25.11
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions and may be able to obtain elevated privileges.

A local user can trigger a Local Descriptor Table buffer overflow on x86_64 systems to potentially execute arbitrary code with kernel level privileges.

Impact:   A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel level privileges.

A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.6.25.11).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.25.11

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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