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VMware kernel libata vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8606

libata in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.9 does not set minimum timeouts for SG_IO requests which allows local users to cause a denial of service (Programmed I/O mode on drives) via multiple simultaneous invocations of an unspecified test program.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-5700
Product(s):