New Search

The KEYCTL_JOIN_SESSION_KEYRING operation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.12.5 contains an error path that does not properly release the session management semaphore which allows local users or remote attackers to cause a denial of service (semaphore hang) via a new session keyring (1) with an empty name string (2) with a long name string (3) with the key quota reached or (4) ENOMEM.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9638

The KEYCTL_JOIN_SESSION_KEYRING operation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.12.5 contains an error path that does not properly release the session management semaphore which allows local users or remote attackers to cause a denial of service (semaphore hang) via a new session keyring (1) with an empty name string (2) with a long name string (3) with the key quota reached or (4) ENOMEM.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-2098
Product(s):