CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2009-02-27
Bugzilla: 487990: CVE-2009-0834 kernel: x86-64: syscall-audit: 32/64 syscall hole


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The audit_syscall_entry function in the Linux kernel and earlier on the x86_64 platform does not properly handle (1) a 32-bit process making a 64-bit syscall or (2) a 64-bit process making a 32-bit syscall, which allows local users to bypass certain syscall audit configurations via crafted syscalls, a related issue to CVE-2009-0342 and CVE-2009-0343.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0834 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.6
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2009:0451 April 29, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2 server) (kernel) RHSA-2010:0079 February 02, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0459 April 30, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0473 May 07, 2009

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