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SuSE: k_smp 2.4.21-297

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
07/11/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/08/2005
Modified
11/18/2015

Description

Race condition in the ia32 compatibility code for the execve system call in Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.31 and 2.6 before 2.6.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a concurrent thread that increments a pointer count after the nargs function has counted the pointers, but before the count is copied from user space to kernel space, which leads to a buffer overflow.

Solution(s)

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