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Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 17:11:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: x86: Fix broken LDT access
 in VMI

On Fri, 3 Oct 2008, Eugene Teo wrote:

> "[PATCH] x86: Fix broken LDT access in VMI

Name: CVE-2008-4410
Status: Candidate
Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20081003 CVE request: kernel: x86: Fix broken LDT access in VMI
Reference: URL:
Reference: CONFIRM:;a=commit;h=de59985e3a623d4d5d6207f1777398ca0606ab1c

The vmi_write_ldt_entry function in arch/x86/kernel/vmi_32.c in the
Virtual Machine Interface (VMI) in the Linux kernel invokes
write_idt_entry where write_ldt_entry was intended, which allows local
users to cause a denial of service (persistent application failure)
via crafted function calls, related to the Java Runtime Environment
(JRE) experiencing improper LDT selector state, a different
vulnerability than CVE-2008-3247.

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