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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5494

Memory leak in the Red Hat Content Accelerator kernel patch in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 and 5 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of open requests involving O_ATOMICLOOKUP.
Publish Date : 2007-11-29 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.9
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2007-10-02 2007-11-29
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2007:0993: kernel security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21806 unix
Memory leak in the Red Hat Content Accelerator kernel patch in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 and 5 allows local user... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10884 unix
RHSA-2007:0993: kernel security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070993 unix
RHSA-2007:1104: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20071104 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-5494

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Redhat Enterprise Linux 2

- References For CVE-2007-5494

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26657
BID 26657 Red Hat Content Accelerator Memory Leak Local Denial Of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2007-12-19
http://secunia.com/advisories/28162
SECUNIA 28162
http://osvdb.org/44153
OSVDB 44153
http://secunia.com/advisories/27824
SECUNIA 27824
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0993.html
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0993
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-1104.html
REDHAT RHSA-2007:1104
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019017
SECTRACK 1019017
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=315051 CONFIRM
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/38823
XF rhel-content-accelerator-dos(38823)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5494

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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