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mlock Memory Page Tracking Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1117

The linux-2.4.21-mlock.patch in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 does not properly maintain the mlock page count when one process unlocks pages that belong to another process which allows local users to mlock more memory than specified by the rlimit.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2004-0491
Product(s):
  • Linux kernel