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Memory leak in the seq_file implementation in the SCSI procfs interface (sg.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.13 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via certain repeated reads from the /proc/scsi/sg/devices file which is not properly handled when the next() iterator returns NULL or an error.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9954

Memory leak in the seq_file implemenetation in the SCSI procfs interface (sg.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.13 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via certain repeated reads from the /proc/scsi/sg/devices file which is not properly handled when the next() iterator returns NULL or an error.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-2800
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