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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Heartbeat Vendors:   Linux-HA Project
Heartbeat Shared Memory Error Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016602
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016602
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3815   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 28 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.0.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Heartbeat. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

The vulnerability resides in 'heartbeat.c', where a shmget() function call for shared memory is made with insecure permissions.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.0.6).
Vendor URL:  linux-ha.org/Heartbeat (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.


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