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The key serial number collision avoidance code in the key_alloc_serial function in Linux kernel 2.6.9 up to 2.6.20 allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors that trigger a null dereference as originally reported as "spinlock CPU recursion."

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9829

The key serial number collision avoidance code in the key_alloc_serial function in Linux kernel 2.6.9 up to 2.6.20 allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors that trigger a null dereference as originally reported as "spinlock CPU recursion."

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2007-0006
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