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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:
Linux Kernel mmap() Lets Local Users Create Invalid Memory Maps to Deny Service or Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014152
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-1265   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 12 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 9 2005
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel mmap() function. A local user can crash the kernel and may be able to execute arbitrary code.

A local user can cause the mmap() function to create an invalid memory map, where the start address is located beyond the end address.

The flaw resides in 'mm/mmap.c'.

Chris Wright discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause the kernel to crash.

A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges.

Solution:   A fix is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, Input validation error

Message History:   None.

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