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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Signal Handling Error on PowerPC Systems Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018347
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018347
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3107   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 10 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6.2 and later versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel on PowerPC systems. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can exploit a signal handling bug to cause a floating point error and deny service on the target system.

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.
Jul 10 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Signal Handling Error on PowerPC Systems Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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