CVE-2004-0427

low

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.

References

http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=108139073506983&w=2

http://secunia.com/advisories/20338

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/16002

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:037

Details

Source: Mitre, NVD

Published: 2004-07-07

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Severity: Low