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Linux Kernel Denial of Service Vulnerability via fsave and frstor Instructions

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Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x for x86 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) possibly via an infinite loop that triggers a signal handler with a certain sequence of fsave and frstor instructions as originally demonstrated using a "crash.c" program.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2004-0554
Product(s):
  • Linux kernel