CVE Database

CVE-2008-2812

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2008-04-30
Bugzilla: 453419: CVE-2008-2812 kernel: NULL ptr dereference in multiple network drivers due to missing checks in tty code
IAVA: 2009-A-0105

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Linux kernel before 2.6.25.10 does not properly perform tty operations, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain privileges via vectors involving NULL pointer dereference of function pointers in (1) hamradio/6pack.c, (2) hamradio/mkiss.c, (3) irda/irtty-sir.c, (4) ppp_async.c, (5) ppp_synctty.c, (6) slip.c, (7) wan/x25_asy.c, and (8) wireless/strip.c in drivers/net/.

Find out more about CVE-2008-2812 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0973 December 17, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0665 July 24, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0612 August 04, 2008

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