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The generic_file_splice_write function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.19 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact by splicing into an inode in order to create an executable file in a setgid directory a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-4210.

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The generic_file_splice_write function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.19 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact by splicing into an inode in order to create an executable file in a setgid directory a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-4210.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-3833
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