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Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.11 does not restrict access to the N_MOUSE line discipline for a TTY which allows local users to gain privileges by injecting mouse or keyboard events into other user sessions.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9460

Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.11 does not restrict access to the N_MOUSE line discipline for a TTY which allows local users to gain privileges by injecting mouse or keyboard events into other user sessions.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-0839
Product(s):