Bug 152410 - CAN-2005-0749 load_elf_library possible DoS
CAN-2005-0749 load_elf_library possible DoS
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
4.0
All Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
impact=important,public=20050318,sour...
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Reported: 2005-03-29 05:55 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:18 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-19 14:52:28 EDT
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-03-29 05:55:22 EST
A flaw when freeing a pointer in load_elf_library was discovered.  A local user
could potentially use this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash).  See
discussion at:
        
http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0503.2/0603.html

Fixed upstream (note important 2nd fix for 2.4)

fixed=2.6 (20050325
http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.6/cset@4244bffczprEXYXBhd4oTqo8WoMTGQ
fixed=2.4 (20050325
http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.4/cset@4244930dPN44h62CZtM0P-qXoOI-7A
fixed=2.4 (20050326
http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.4/cset@424581efkFnFr5llhjjaiNnTmuS88Q
Comment 1 Ernie Petrides 2005-03-30 18:19:41 EST
Oops, I reassigned the wrong bug.  Attempting to revert
(but state is now ASSIGNED).
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-04-19 14:52:28 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-366.html

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