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Red Hat Linux Kernel do_mremap Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:837

The do_mremap function for the mremap system call in Linux 2.2 to 2.2.25 2.4 to 2.4.24 and 2.6 to 2.6.2 does not properly check the return value from the do_munmap function when the maximum number of VMA descriptors is exceeded which allows local users to gain root privileges a different vulnerability than CAN-2003-0985.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Linux 9
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2004-0077
Product(s):
  • mremap