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The binfmt_elf loader (binfmt_elf.c) in Linux kernel 2.4.x up to 2.4.27 and 2.6.x up to 2.6.8 does not properly handle a failed call to the mmap function which causes an incorrect mapped image and may allow local users to execute arbitrary code.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9917

The binfmt_elf loader (binfmt_elf.c) in Linux kernel 2.4.x up to 2.4.27 and 2.6.x up to 2.6.8 does not properly handle a failed call to the mmap function which causes an incorrect mapped image and may allow local users to execute arbitrary code.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • CentOS Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2004-1071
Product(s):