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VMware kernel clone system call vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7947

The clone system call in the Linux kernel 2.6.28 and earlier allows local users to send arbitrary signals to a parent process from an unprivileged child process by launching an additional child process with the CLONE_PARENT flag and then letting this new process exit.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-0028
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