Linux kernel process-trace (ptrace) denial of service

linux-kernel-processtrace-dos (42278) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The Linux kernel is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an unspecified error when running on AMD64 architectures. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a process-trace (ptrace) call to cause a denial of service.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Refer to RHSA-2008:0237 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell Linux POS 9
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP2
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP1 DEBUGINFO
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2 DEBUGINFO
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.6.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.6.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.1.z EUS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • RedHat MRG v1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9

Reported:

May 07, 2008

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