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The mq_open system call in Linux kernel 2.6.9 in certain situations can decrement a counter twice ("double decrement") as a result of multiple calls to the mntput function when the dentry_open function call fails which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via unspecified attack vectors.

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The mq_open system call in Linux kernel 2.6.9 in certain situations can decrement a counter twice ("double decrement") as a result of multiple calls to the mntput function when the dentry_open function call fails which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via unspecified attack vectors.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-3356
Product(s):