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CVE-2004-0427

CVE information

Published

18 years ago

Last Modified

4 years ago

CVSSv2.0 Severity

Low

Impact Analysis

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..

CVSSv2.0 Score

Severity
Low
Base Score
2.1/10
Exploit Score
3.9/10
Access Vector
Local
Access Complexity
Low
Authentication Required
None
Impact Score
2.9/10
Confidentiality Impact
None
Availability Impact
Partial
Integrity Impact
None

Products Affected

CPE Affected Vulnerable Excluding Edit
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  Yes
- -
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  Yes
- -

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