Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 168313
CVE-2005-2708 user code panics kernel in exec.c
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:54 EST
*** Bug 168666 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
See Bug #161925 for details of this issue
"The search_binary_handler function in exec.c in Linux 2.4 kernel on 64-bit x86
architectures does not check a return code for a particular function call when
virtual memory is low, which allows local users to cause a denial of service
(panic), as demonstrated by running a process using the bash ulimit -v command."
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described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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