Bug 306591 (CVE-2007-5093)

Summary: CVE-2007-5093 kernel PWC driver DoS
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Mark J. Cox <mjc>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: amlau, anton, kernel-maint, kernel-mgr, kreilly, qcai, vmayatsk, zaitcev
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2009-06-16 06:45:59 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 308471, 308481, 308491, 308501, 308511, 308521, 308531    
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Description Mark J. Cox 2007-09-26 09:37:20 UTC
Linux Kernel USB PWC Driver Local Denial Of Service Vulnerability
        reported as fixed after

        If a 'pwc' device is disconnected, and a userspace application
        has the device opened, the USB subsystem will be blocked until
        it's closed. This allows attackers to block the entire USB
        subsystem from further use.


Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2007-09-26 09:40:38 UTC
This is a low/none severity issue; in order to exploit this:

1. a local attacker needs to have the ability to open a connection to the webcam
(which is not the default, only the console user or root would have permissions
to open the connection to the usb port)
2. the attacker needs to convince someone to unplug the webcam

So this attack is only really feasible if the attacker is physically present at
the console (in which case there are much easier ways to DoS the machine).

Comment 3 Red Hat Product Security 2009-06-16 06:45:59 UTC
This issue was addressed in:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: