Public Date:
432251: CVE-2008-0600 kernel vmsplice_to_pipe flaw

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The vmsplice_to_pipe function in Linux kernel 2.6.17 through does not validate a certain userspace pointer before dereference, which allows local users to gain root privileges via crafted arguments in a vmsplice system call, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-0009 and CVE-2008-0010.

Find out more about CVE-2008-0600 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4. Updated kernel packages are available to correct this issue for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 7.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0129 2008-02-12