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Race condition in the (1) add_key (2) request_key and (3) keyctl functions in Linux kernel 2.6.x allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) or read sensitive kernel memory by modifying the length of a string argument between the time that the kernel calculates the length and when it copies the data into kernel memory.

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Race condition in the (1) add_key (2) request_key and (3) keyctl functions in Linux kernel 2.6.x allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) or read sensitive kernel memory by modifying the length of a string argument between the time that the kernel calculates the length and when it copies the data into kernel memory.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2006-0457
Product(s):