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Floating point information leak in the context switch code for Linux 2.4.x only checks the MFH bit but does not verify the FPH owner which allows local users to read register values of other processes by setting the MFH bit.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10714

Floating point information leak in the context switch code for Linux 2.4.x only checks the MFH bit but does not verify the FPH owner which allows local users to read register values of other processes by setting the MFH bit.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2004-0565
Product(s):