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The do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x up to 2.6.24-rc3 and possibly other versions does not change the UID of a core dump file if it exists before a root process creates a core dump in the same location which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10719

The do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x up to 2.6.24-rc3 and possibly other versions does not change the UID of a core dump file if it exists before a root process creates a core dump in the same location which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2007-6206
Product(s):