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Linux Kernel SPARC Architecture Re-Mapped Virtual Address Validation Bug Lets Local Users Crash the System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020120
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-6107   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 11 2009
Original Entry Date:  May 28 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the validation of re-mapped virtual address ranges to cause the kernel to crash.

Sparc-based systems are affected.

Jan Lieskovsky reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.

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