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474495: CVE-2008-5700 kernel: enforce a minimum SG_IO timeout

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libata in the Linux kernel before does not set minimum timeouts for SG_IO requests, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (Programmed I/O mode on drives) via multiple simultaneous invocations of an unspecified test program.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5700 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0331 2009-03-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0326 2009-04-01
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2009:0053 2009-02-04


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