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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:
Linux Kernel 'binfmt_elf.c' ELF Entry Point Error Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015724
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0741   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 6 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6 prior to
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can create a specially crafted ELF executable that, when loaded, will cause an endless recursive fault. As a result, the system may crash.

The vulnerability resides in 'fs/binfmt_elf.c'.

Intel EM64T systems are affected. AMD-based systems are not affected.

Impact:   A local user can cause the system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (, available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 24 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel 'binfmt_elf.c' ELF Entry Point Error Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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