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Red Hat Enterprise 3 Linux Kernel do_mremap Denial of Service Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:867

The mremap system call (do_mremap) in Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.21 and possibly other versions before 2.4.24 does not properly perform bounds checks which allows local users to cause a denial of service and possibly gain privileges by causing a remapping of a virtual memory area (VMA) to create a zero length VMA a different vulnerability than CAN-2004-0077.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2003-0985
Product(s):
  • Linux kernel