CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2004-0427

Published: Jul 07, 2004 | Modified: May 03, 2018
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
2.1 LOW
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

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.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Linux_kernel Linux 2.4.0 2.4.0
Linux_kernel Linux 2.6.0 2.6.0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 RedHat kernel *
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 RedHat kernel-0:2.4.21-15.0.2.EL *
Kernel-source-2.4.27 Ubuntu dapper *
Kernel-source-2.4.27 Ubuntu edgy *

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