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The perfmonctl system call (sys_perfmonctl) in Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6 before 2.6.18 when running on Itanium systems does not properly track the reference count for file descriptors which allows local users to cause a denial of service (file descriptor consumption).

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The perfmonctl system call (sys_perfmonctl) in Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6 before 2.6.18 when running on Itanium systems does not properly track the reference count for file descriptors which allows local users to cause a denial of service (file descriptor consumption).

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2006-3741
Product(s):