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CVE-2009-0834

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
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 2.6.28.7 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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2 server) (kernel) RHSA-2010:0079 2010-02-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0473 2009-05-07
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2009:0451 2009-04-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0459 2009-04-30

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