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The search_binary_handler function in exec.c in Linux 2.4 kernel on 64-bit x86 architectures does not check a return code for a particular function call when virtual memory is low which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) as demonstrated by running a process using the bash ulimit -v command.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10649

The search_binary_handler function in exec.c in Linux 2.4 kernel on 64-bit x86 architectures does not check a return code for a particular function call when virtual memory is low which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) as demonstrated by running a process using the bash ulimit -v command.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-2708
Product(s):