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Bug 252688 (CVE-2008-5700) - Linux < Enforce a minimum SG_IO timeout (CVE-2008-5700)
Summary: Linux < Enforce a minimum SG_IO timeout (CVE-2008-5700)
Alias: CVE-2008-5700
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: [linux <]
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-12-27 13:56 UTC by Robert Buchholz (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-09-05 02:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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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.