CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2008-02-07
Bugzilla: 431206: CVE-2008-0009 kernel: Inappropriate dereference of user-supplied memory pointers


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The vmsplice_to_user function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.22 through 2.6.24 does not validate a certain userspace pointer before dereference, which might allow local users to access arbitrary kernel memory locations.

Find out more about CVE-2008-0009 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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