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Linux Kernel execve Read Access to Restricted File Descriptors

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:327

The execve system call in Linux 2.4.x records the file descriptor of the executable process in the file table of the calling process which allows local users to gain read access to restricted file descriptors.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Linux 9
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2003-0476
Product(s):
  • Linux kernel