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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel sysfs_readdir() NULL Pointer Dereference Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018289
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018289
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3104   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 26 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via local system


Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can invoke the sysfs_readdir() function to trigger a kernel oops.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
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.
Jun 26 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel sysfs_readdir() NULL Pointer Dereference Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Jan 23 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel sysfs_readdir() NULL Pointer Dereference Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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