CVE-2006-6921

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Description

Unspecified versions of the Linux kernel allow local users to cause a denial of service (unrecoverable zombie process) via a program with certain instructions that prevent init from properly reaping a child whose parent has died.

References

http://secunia.com/advisories/27436

http://secunia.com/advisories/27747

http://secunia.com/advisories/29236

http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-474.htm

http://uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0612.2/0980.html

http://uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0612.2/1021.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0939.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0154.html

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10834

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2007-01-12

Updated: 2017-10-11

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 2.1

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (10 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
67659Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0154)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
67580Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2007-0939)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
60370Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
60280Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
43674CentOS 4 / 5 : kernel (CESA-2008:0154)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
37953CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2007:0939)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
31388RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0154)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
27616RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2007:0939)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
801447CentOS RHSA-2008-0154 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high
801439CentOS RHSA-2007-0939 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high