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CVE Reference: CVE-2008-4410

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2008-4410

Description:
The vmi_write_ldt_entry function in arch/x86/kernel/vmi_32.c in the Virtual Machine Interface (VMI) in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.5 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.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

XF
  http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/45687

SUSE
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00010.html

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA32124
  Secunia Advisory: SA32386

OSVDB
  48743

MLIST
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/03/3

FEDORA

CONFIRM
  http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.26.y.git;a=commit;h=de59985e3a623d4d5d6207f1777398ca0606ab1c

BID
  31565


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