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Vulnerability Score 4.9 4.9
CVE Id CVE-2008-4410
Last Modified 19 Mar 2012 12:00:00
Published 03 Oct 2008 01:41:40
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



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

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Linux Kernel


FEDORA - FEDORA-2008-8929

FEDORA - FEDORA-2008-8980

XF - linux-kernel-vmiwriteldtentry-dos(45687)

BID - 31565

MLIST - [oss-security] 20081003 CVE request: kernel: x86: Fix broken LDT access in VMI

SECUNIA - 32386

SECUNIA - 32124

OSVDB - 48743

SUSE - SUSE-SA:2008:053

CONFIRM -;a=commit;h=de59985e3a623d4d5d6207f1777398ca0606ab1c

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:49:34