Bug 1618209 (CVE-2006-5174) - CVE-2006-5174 security flaw
Summary: CVE-2006-5174 security flaw
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: CVE-2006-5174
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
high
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2018-08-16 12:40 UTC by Stephen Herr
Modified: 2019-06-13 20:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-08-16 12:40:33 UTC


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Description Stephen Herr 2018-08-16 12:40:27 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 16:50:10 UTC
MITRE description:

The copy_from_user function in the uaccess code in Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.19-rc1, when running on s390, does not properly clear a kernel buffer, which allows local user space programs to read portions of kernel memory by "appending to a file from a bad address," which triggers a fault that prevents the unused memory from being cleared in the kernel buffer.


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