Upstream information

CVE-2009-3080 at MITRE


Array index error in the gdth_read_event function in drivers/scsi/gdth.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32-rc8 allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges via a negative event index in an IOCTL request.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This problem requires that the GDTH PCI RAID card is installed in the affected system and also that /dev/gdth is accessible by non-root users.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 557668 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11
  • ext4dev-kmp-default >= 0_2.6.27.42_0.1-7.1.24
  • ext4dev-kmp-pae >= 0_2.6.27.42_0.1-7.1.24
  • ext4dev-kmp-ppc64 >= 0_2.6.27.42_0.1-7.1.24
  • ext4dev-kmp-vmi >= 0_2.6.27.42_0.1-7.1.24
  • ext4dev-kmp-xen >= 0_2.6.27.42_0.1-7.1.24
  • iscsitarget-kmp-default >= 0.4.15_2.6.27.54_0.2-94.14.8
  • kernel-default >=
  • kernel-default-base >=
  • kernel-default-man >=
  • kernel-kdump >=
  • kernel-pae >=
  • kernel-pae-base >=
  • kernel-ppc64 >=
  • kernel-ppc64-base >=
  • kernel-source >=
  • kernel-syms >=
  • kernel-vmi >=
  • kernel-vmi-base >=
  • kernel-xen >=
  • kernel-xen-base >=
  • oracleasm-kmp-default >= 2.0.5_2.6.27.54_0.2-7.9.1

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SLED-10-SP3 kernel-default Released
SLED-10-SP3 kernel-source Released
SLES-10-SP3 kernel-default Released
SLES-10-SP3 kernel-source Released