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The find_target function in ptrace32.c in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.29 does not properly handle a NULL return value from another function which allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel crash/oops) by running a 32-bit ltrace program with the -i option on a 64-bit executable program.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9647

The find_target function in ptrace32.c in the Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.29 does not properly handle a NULL return value from another function which allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel crash/oops) by running a 32-bit ltrace program with the -i option on a 64-bit executable program.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-2553
Product(s):