CVE Database

CVE-2008-3525

Impact: Important
Public: 2008-08-27
Bugzilla: 460401: CVE-2008-3525 kernel: missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl()
IAVA: 2009-A-0105

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The sbni_ioctl function in drivers/net/wan/sbni.c in the wan subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not check for the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability before processing a (1) SIOCDEVRESINSTATS, (2) SIOCDEVSHWSTATE, (3) SIOCDEVENSLAVE, or (4) SIOCDEVEMANSIPATE ioctl request, which allows local users to bypass intended capability restrictions.

Find out more about CVE-2008-3525 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0001 January 08, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0973 December 17, 2008
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0787 January 05, 2009

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