CVE Database

CVE-2009-3620

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2009-08-30
Bugzilla: 529597: CVE-2009-3620 kernel: r128 IOCTL NULL pointer dereferences when CCE state is uninitialised

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The ATI Rage 128 (aka r128) driver in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31-git11 does not properly verify Concurrent Command Engine (CCE) state initialization, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via unspecified ioctl calls.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3620 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2009:1540 November 03, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3 ELS) (kernel) RHSA-2010:0882 November 12, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1671 December 15, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1670 December 15, 2009

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