CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2008-12-05
Bugzilla: 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 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
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2009:0053 February 04, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0331 March 12, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0326 April 01, 2009

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