Bug 1617207 (CVE-2004-0427) - CVE-2004-0427 security flaw
Summary: CVE-2004-0427 security flaw
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: CVE-2004-0427
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Reported: 2018-08-16 03:02 UTC by Stephen Herr
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-08-16 03:02:31 UTC


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Description Stephen Herr 2018-08-16 03:02:24 UTC
Flaw bug created to hold information about an old flaw we knew something about. For more details see the MITRE CVE description.

Comment 1 Stephen Herr 2018-08-16 17:50:39 UTC
MITRE description:

The do_fork function in Linux 2.4.x before 2.4.26, and 2.6.x before 2.6.6, does not properly decrement the mm_count counter when an error occurs after the mm_struct for a child process has been activated, which triggers a memory leak that allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) via the clone (CLONE_VM) system call.


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