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Some futex functions in futex.c for Linux kernel 2.6.x perform get_user calls while holding the mmap_sem semaphore which could allow local users to cause a deadlock condition in do_page_fault by triggering get_user faults while another thread is executing mmap or other functions.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10037

Some futex functions in futex.c for Linux kernel 2.6.x perform get_user calls while holding the mmap_sem semaphore which could allow local users to cause a deadlock condition in do_page_fault by triggering get_user faults while another thread is executing mmap or other functions.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-0937
Product(s):