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The auto-reap of child processes in Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.15 includes processes with ptrace attached which leads to a dangling ptrace reference and allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) and gain root privileges.

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The auto-reap of child processes in Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.15 includes processes with ptrace attached which leads to a dangling ptrace reference and allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) and gain root privileges.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-3784
Product(s):