2009-4138 | Linux Kernel resource management (Bug 547236 / BID-37339)
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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Linux Kernel 126.96.36.199 (Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability.
The issue has been introduced in 12/25/2008. The weakness was published 12/16/2009 as Bug 547236 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). It is possible to read the advisory at bugzilla.redhat.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-4138 since 12/01/2009. Attacking locally is a requirement. The exploitation doesn’t need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/28/2021).
The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 356 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 44096 (CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2010:0046)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 155737 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Update for Kernel (ELSA-2010-0046)).
There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.2
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Class: Denial of service
Status: Not defined
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12/01/2009 +340 days 🔍
12/04/2009 +3 days 🔍
12/15/2009 +11 days 🔍
12/16/2009 +1 days 🔍
12/16/2009 +0 days 🔍
02/02/2010 +48 days 🔍
03/18/2015 +1870 days 🔍
08/28/2021 +2355 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.kernel.org/
Vulnerability Center: 24735 – Linux Kernel 2.6.32-git9 and Prior Local DoS or Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability via ISO, Low
SecurityFocus: 37339 – Linux Kernel ‘drivers/firewire/ohci.c’ NULL Pointer Dereference Denial of Service Vulnerability
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