This vulnerability has been modified since it was last analyzed by the NVD. It is awaiting reanalysis which may result in further changes to the information provided.
The Linux kernel is reported prone to multiple local vulnerabilities:
- A handcrafted 'a.out' file may be used to trigger a local denial-of-service condition. A local attacker may exploit this vulnerability to trigger a system-wide denial of service, potentially resulting in a kernel panic.
- A memory-disclosure vulnerability reportedly affects only SMP computers with more than 4GB of memory. A local attacker may exploit this vulnerability to access random pages of physical memory.
perl -e'print"\x07\x01".("\x00"x13)."\xc0".("\x00"x16)' > eout
Executing the resulting 'eout' file reportedly results in a kernel oops. Repeatedly running the resulting file will consume file descriptors and memory.
Turbolinux Turbolinux Server 10.0
SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
Linux kernel 2.4.21
Linux kernel 2.4.19