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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Interleaving Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015433
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015433
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-3358   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 4 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6 prior to 2.6.15
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can supply a certain bitmask argument to the set_mempolicy() function to cause a kernel panic when a page fault is later triggered. The crash occurs because the interleaving code may reference undefined nodes.

Doug Chapman reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause a kernel panic.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.6.15).
Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 17 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Interleaving Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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