CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2008-11-15
CWE: CWE-662->CWE-362->CWE-672->CWE-476
Bugzilla: 472325: CVE-2008-5182 kernel: fix inotify watch removal/umount races


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The inotify functionality in Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.28-rc5 might allow local users to gain privileges via unknown vectors related to race conditions in inotify watch removal and umount.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5182 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2009:0053 February 04, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2 server) (kernel) RHSA-2009:0021 February 25, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0225 January 20, 2009

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