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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel CLONE_IO Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027086
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027086
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0879   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 22 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.6.33
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can trigger a CLONE_IO implementation flaw to cause I/O instability on the target system.

Impact:   A local user can cause I/O instability on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.6.33).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.33

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.


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