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Linux Kernel Do_Coredump Security Bypass Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7446

The do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.19 sets the flag variable to O_EXCL but does not use it which allows context-dependent attackers to modify arbitrary files via a rewrite attack during a core dump.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2006-6304
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