Bug 142969 - kernel denial of service vulnerability and exploit
Summary: kernel denial of service vulnerability and exploit
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 142965
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
: 142971 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-12-15 15:11 UTC by Wim Vereecken
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-15 16:53:13 UTC
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Description Wim Vereecken 2004-12-15 15:11:24 UTC
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Description of problem:
Crash binary (44 bytes) for the Linux kernel 2.4.21-20.EL and 
probably earlier versions, freezing the complete system, even when 
executed without root privileges.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.4.21-20.EL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 / Taroon Update 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.wget http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/~wvereeck/kernel/exploit
2.chmod 755 exploit
3../exploit (as non-root)
4.freeze and cook up an excuse for your sysadmins

Actual Results:  The system freezes, so nothing world-astonishing 

Expected Results:  No crash/freeze, there are other OS's for this.

Additional info:

There seems to be a problem with the e_phnum byte in the ELF header,
which crashes the linker/kernel, when it holds a zero.

Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2004-12-15 16:20:27 UTC
*** Bug 142971 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2004-12-15 16:53:13 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 142965 ***

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