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VMware kernel ptrace_start function vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8625

The ptrace_start function in kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 does not properly handle simultaneous execution of the do_coredump function which allows local users to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via vectors involving the ptrace system call and a coredumping thread.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-1388
Product(s):