Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 17:11:03 -0400 (EDT) From: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com 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 URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4410 Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20081003 CVE request: kernel: x86: Fix broken LDT access in VMI Reference: URL:http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/03/3 Reference: CONFIRM:http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.26.y.git;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 18.104.22.168 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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