Executive Summary

Informations
NameCVE-2010-4248First vendor Publication2010-11-30
VendorCveLast vendor Modification2018-10-10

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Cvss Base Score4.7Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score6.9Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score3.4AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Race condition in the __exit_signal function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37-rc2 allows local users to cause a denial of service via vectors related to multithreaded exec, the use of a thread group leader in kernel/posix-cpu-timers.c, and the selection of a new thread group leader in the de_thread function in fs/exec.c.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-4248

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

%idName
100 %CWE-362Race Condition

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21680
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21680
Title: RHSA-2011:0004: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important)
Description: Race condition in the __exit_signal function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37-rc2 allows local users to cause a denial of service via vectors related to multithreaded exec, the use of a thread group leader in kernel/posix-cpu-timers.c, and the selection of a new thread group leader in the de_thread function in fs/exec.c.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): RHSA-2011:0004-01
CESA-2011:0004
CVE-2010-3432
CVE-2010-3442
CVE-2010-3699
CVE-2010-3858
CVE-2010-3859
CVE-2010-3865
CVE-2010-3876
CVE-2010-3880
CVE-2010-4083
CVE-2010-4157
CVE-2010-4161
CVE-2010-4242
CVE-2010-4247
CVE-2010-4248
Version: 185
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
CentOS Linux 5
Product(s): kernel
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20281
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20281
Title: VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc and dhcp
Description: Race condition in the __exit_signal function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37-rc2 allows local users to cause a denial of service via vectors related to multithreaded exec, the use of a thread group leader in kernel/posix-cpu-timers.c, and the selection of a new thread group leader in the de_thread function in fs/exec.c.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2010-4248
Version: 4
Platform(s): VMWare ESX Server 4.1
VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13709
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13709
Title: USN-1072-1 -- linux vulnerabilities
Description: Gleb Napatov discovered that KVM did not correctly check certain privileged operations. A local attacker with access to a guest kernel could exploit this to crash the host system, leading to a denial of service. Dave Chinner discovered that the XFS filesystem did not correctly order inode lookups when exported by NFS. A remote attacker could exploit this to read or write disk blocks that had changed file assignment or had become unlinked, leading to a loss of privacy. Dan Rosenberg discovered that several network ioctls did not clear kernel memory correctly. A local user could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Dan Jacobson discovered that ThinkPad video output was not correctly access controlled. A local attacker could exploit this to hang the system, leading to a denial of service. It was discovered that KVM did not correctly initialize certain CPU registers. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. It was discovered that Xen did not correctly clean up threads. A local attacker in a guest system could exploit this to exhaust host system resources, leading to a denial of serivce. Brad Spengler discovered that stack memory for new a process was not correctly calculated. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel TIPC implementation contained multiple integer signedness errors. A local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel X.25 implementation incorrectly parsed facilities. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the kernel, leading to a denial of service. Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Linux kernel X.25 implementation did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Linux kernel sockets implementation did not properly initialize certain structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the TIPC interface did not correctly initialize certain structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Nelson Elhage discovered that the Linux kernel IPv4 implementation did not properly audit certain bytecodes in netlink messages. A local attacker could exploit this to cause the kernel to hang, leading to a denial of service. Kees Cook and Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the shm interface did not clear kernel memory correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the USB subsystem did not correctly initialize certian structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the SiS video driver did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the ivtv V4L driver did not correctly initialize certian structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the RME Hammerfall DSP audio interface driver did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the semctl syscall did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. James Bottomley discovered that the ICP vortex storage array controller driver did not validate certain sizes. A local attacker on a 64bit system could exploit this to crash the kernel, leading to a denial of service. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel L2TP implementation contained multiple integer signedness errors. A local attacker could exploit this to to crash the kernel, or possibly gain root privileges. It was discovered that multithreaded exec did not handle CPU timers correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): USN-1072-1
CVE-2010-0435
CVE-2010-2943
CVE-2010-3296
CVE-2010-3297
CVE-2010-3448
CVE-2010-3698
CVE-2010-3699
CVE-2010-3858
CVE-2010-3859
CVE-2010-3873
CVE-2010-3875
CVE-2010-3876
CVE-2010-3877
CVE-2010-3880
CVE-2010-4072
CVE-2010-4074
CVE-2010-4078
CVE-2010-4079
CVE-2010-4080
CVE-2010-4081
CVE-2010-4083
CVE-2010-4157
CVE-2010-4160
CVE-2010-4248
Version: 5
Platform(s): Ubuntu 8.04
Product(s): linux
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23232
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23232
Title: ELSA-2011:0004: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important)
Description: Race condition in the __exit_signal function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37-rc2 allows local users to cause a denial of service via vectors related to multithreaded exec, the use of a thread group leader in kernel/posix-cpu-timers.c, and the selection of a new thread group leader in the de_thread function in fs/exec.c.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2011:0004-01
CVE-2010-3432
CVE-2010-3442
CVE-2010-3699
CVE-2010-3858
CVE-2010-3859
CVE-2010-3865
CVE-2010-3876
CVE-2010-3880
CVE-2010-4083
CVE-2010-4157
CVE-2010-4161
CVE-2010-4242
CVE-2010-4247
CVE-2010-4248
Version: 61
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 5
Product(s): kernel
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28117
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28117
Title: DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0004 -- kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (important)
Description: [2.6.18-194.32.1.0.1.el5] - [xen] check to see if hypervisor supports memory reservation change (Chuck Anderson) [orabug 7556514] - Add entropy support to igb (John Sobecki) [orabug 7607479] - [nfs] convert ENETUNREACH to ENOTCONN [orabug 7689332] - [NET] Add xen pv/bonding netconsole support (Tina Yang) [orabug 6993043] [bz 7258] - [mm] shrink_zone patch (John Sobecki,Chris Mason) [orabug 6086839] - fix aacraid not to reset during kexec (Joe Jin) [orabug 8516042] - [nfsd] fix failure of file creation from hpux client (Wen gang Wang) [orabug 7579314] - [qla] fix qla not to query hccr (Guru Anbalagane) [Orabug 8746702] - [net] bonding: fix xen+bonding+netconsole panic issue (Joe Jin) [orabug 9504524] - [rds] Patch rds to 1.4.2-14 (Andy Grover) [orabug 9471572, 9344105] RDS: Fix BUG_ONs to not fire when in a tasklet ipoib: Fix lockup of the tx queue RDS: Do not call set_page_dirty() with irqs off (Sherman Pun) RDS: Properly unmap when getting a remote access error (Tina Yang) RDS: Fix locking in rds_send_drop_to() - [mm] Enhance shrink_zone patch allow full swap utilization, and also be NUMA-aware (John Sobecki, Chris Mason, Herbert van den Bergh) [orabug 9245919] - [xen] PVHVM guest with PoD crashes under memory pressure (Chuck Anderson) [orabug 9107465] - [xen] PV guest with FC HBA hangs during shutdown (Chuck Anderson) [orabug 9764220] - Support 256GB+ memory for pv guest (Mukesh Rathor) [orabug 9450615] - fix overcommit memory to use percpu_counter for el5 (KOSAKI Motohiro, Guru Anbalagane) [orabug 6124033] - [ipmi] make configurable timeouts for kcs of ipmi [orabug 9752208] - [ib] fix memory corruption (Andy Grover) [orabug 9972346] - make xenkbd.abs_pointer=1 by default (John Haxby) [orabug 67188919] - fix filp_close() race (Joe Jin) [orabug 10335998]
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2011-0004
CVE-2010-3432
CVE-2010-3442
CVE-2010-3699
CVE-2010-3858
CVE-2010-3859
CVE-2010-3865
CVE-2010-3876
CVE-2010-3880
CVE-2010-4083
CVE-2010-4157
CVE-2010-4161
CVE-2010-4242
CVE-2010-4247
CVE-2010-4248
Version: 4
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 5
Product(s): kernel
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Os1350

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2012-07-30Name : CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2011:0004 centos5 x86_64
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2011_0004_kernel_centos5_x86_64.nasl
2012-06-05Name : RedHat Update for kernel RHSA-2011:0007-01
File : nvt/gb_RHSA-2011_0007-01_kernel.nasl
2012-03-16Name : VMSA-2011-0012.3 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX...
File : nvt/gb_VMSA-2011-0012.nasl
2011-09-23Name : RedHat Update for kernel RHSA-2011:1321-01
File : nvt/gb_RHSA-2011_1321-01_kernel.nasl
2011-09-16Name : Ubuntu Update for linux-ti-omap4 USN-1202-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1202_1.nasl
2011-08-12Name : Ubuntu Update for linux-lts-backport-maverick USN-1187-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1187_1.nasl
2011-08-09Name : CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2011:0004 centos5 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2011_0004_kernel_centos5_i386.nasl
2011-07-18Name : Ubuntu Update for linux USN-1167-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1167_1.nasl
2011-07-08Name : Ubuntu Update for linux-fsl-imx51 USN-1164-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1164_1.nasl
2011-05-06Name : SuSE Update for kernel SUSE-SA:2011:020
File : nvt/gb_suse_2011_020.nasl
2011-04-22Name : SuSE Update for kernel SUSE-SA:2011:017
File : nvt/gb_suse_2011_017.nasl
2011-03-07Name : Ubuntu Update for linux vulnerabilities USN-1080-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1080_1.nasl
2011-03-07Name : Ubuntu Update for linux-ec2 vulnerabilities USN-1080-2
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1080_2.nasl
2011-03-07Name : Ubuntu Update for linux vulnerabilities USN-1081-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1081_1.nasl
2011-03-07Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 2153-1 (linux-2.6)
File : nvt/deb_2153_1.nasl
2011-02-28Name : Ubuntu Update for linux vulnerabilities USN-1072-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1072_1.nasl
2011-02-28Name : Ubuntu Update for linux, linux-ec2 vulnerabilities USN-1073-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1073_1.nasl
2011-02-18Name : Mandriva Update for kernel MDVSA-2011:029 (kernel)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2011_029.nasl
2011-01-11Name : RedHat Update for kernel RHSA-2011:0004-01
File : nvt/gb_RHSA-2011_0004-01_kernel.nasl
2010-12-23Name : Fedora Update for kernel FEDORA-2010-18506
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2010_18506_kernel_fc13.nasl
2010-12-09Name : Fedora Update for kernel FEDORA-2010-18493
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2010_18493_kernel_fc14.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
69578Linux Kernel kernel/exit.c the __exit_signal Function Thread Group Leader Rac...

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

DateDescription
2011-10-27IAVM : 2011-A-0147 - Multiple Vulnerabilities in VMware ESX and ESXi
Severity : Category I - VMSKEY : V0030545

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2016-03-04Name : The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch.
File : vmware_VMSA-2011-0012_remote.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-11-26Name : The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclevm_OVMSA-2013-0039.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_3_kernel-110414.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-11-13Name : The remote VMware ESXi 5.0 host is affected by multiple security vulnerabilit...
File : vmware_esxi_5_0_build_515841_remote.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-0004.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-0007.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-03-08Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1093-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-01-24Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2011-1321.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20110104_kernel_on_SL5_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-05-17Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_kernel-7384.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-10-14Name : The remote VMware ESXi / ESX host is missing one or more security-related pat...
File : vmware_VMSA-2011-0012.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-09-14Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1202-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-08-09Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1187-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-07-14Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1167-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-07-07Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1164-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-05-05Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_2_kernel-110413.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-03-25Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_kernel-7381.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-03-03Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1080-2.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-03-02Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1080-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-03-02Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1081-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-03-01Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1072-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-03-01Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1073-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-31Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-2153.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-12Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2011-0007.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-07Name : The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
File : centos_RHSA-2011-0004.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-05Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2011-0004.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-12-08Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2010-18506.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-12-06Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2010-18493.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

SourceUrl
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/45028
BUGTRAQ http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/520102/100/0/threaded
CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=e...
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/ChangeLog-2.6.37-rc2
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0012.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=656264
MANDRIVA http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:029
MLIST http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/11/23/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/11/24/9
REDHAT http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0004.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0007.html
VUPEN http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0024

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