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Bug 252688 (CVE-2008-5700)

Summary: Linux < Enforce a minimum SG_IO timeout (CVE-2008-5700)
Product: Gentoo Security Reporter: Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) <rbu>
Component: KernelAssignee: Gentoo Security <security>
Severity: normal CC: hardened-kernel+disabled, kernel
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: [linux <]
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-12-27 13:56:50 UTC
CVE-2008-5700 (
  libata in the Linux kernel before 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.