Linux Kernel rds_rdma_pages numeric error

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Linux Kernel (Operating System) (version unknown). Affected by this issue is the function rds_rdma_pages. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-189. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Integer overflow in the rds_rdma_pages function in net/rds/rdma.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted iovec struct in a Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) request, which triggers a buffer overflow.

The weakness was published 01/10/2011 by Thomas Pollet (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2010-3865 since 10/08/2010. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 10/11/2021).

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 52528 (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-1080-2)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 165620 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update Linux Kernel (SUSE-SA:2010:057)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (62881) and Tenable (52528).






CPE 2.3info

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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189

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Remote: No

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 52528
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-1080-2)
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OpenVAS ID: 880516
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2011:0004 centos5 i386
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10/08/2010 🔍
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Advisory: USN-1080-2
Researcher: Thomas Pollet
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-3865 (🔍)

X-Force: 62881
Vulnerability Center: 27967 - Linux Kernel 2.6.37 and Prior Local Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability, High
SecurityFocus: 44549 - Linux Kernel Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) Protocol Local Integer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 42778 - SUSE update for kernel, Moderately Critical
Vupen: ADV-2011-0012


Created: 03/19/2015 11:27 PM
Updated: 10/12/2021 07:24 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 11:27 PM (66), 03/08/2017 09:31 PM (15), 10/11/2021 11:34 AM (3), 10/11/2021 11:41 AM (2), 10/12/2021 07:19 AM (1), 10/12/2021 07:24 AM (1)
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