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Linux Kernel shmctl() Memory Swap Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1225

The shmctl function in Linux 2.6.9 and earlier allows local users to unlock the memory of other processes which could cause sensitive memory to be swapped to disk which could allow it to be read by other users once it has been released.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-0176
Product(s):
  • Linux kernel