Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.6.9 Subsystem denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.6.9 (Operating System). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the component Subsystem. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 01/17/2007. The weakness was disclosed 01/17/2007 by Steve Grubb (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2007-0001 since 12/19/2006. 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 attack technique deployed by this issue is T1499 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 67456 (Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2007-0085)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 115522 (Red Hat Kernel Security Update (RHSA-2007:0085)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 22737), X-Force (32773), Secunia (SA24300), SecurityTracker (ID 1017705) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-14512). The entry 2924 is pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.9

VulDB Base Score: 6.2
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 67456
Nessus Name: Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2007-0085)
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Researcher: Steve Grubb
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2007-0001 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 22737 - Linux Kernel Audit Subsystems Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 24300 - Red Hat update for kernel, Not Critical
X-Force: 32773
SecurityTracker: 1017705
Vulnerability Center: 14512 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Kernel Audit Subsystem Local Denial of Service, Medium
OSVDB: 33031 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux Kernel auditctl -w Local DoS

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Created: 03/13/2015 12:16 PM
Updated: 07/16/2019 09:13 AM
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