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The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x up to 2.6.16 allows local users to bypass IPC permissions and modify a readonly attachment of shared memory by using mprotect to give write permission to the attachment. NOTE: some original raw sources combined this issue with CVE-2006-1524, but they are different bugs.

Find out more about CVE-2006-2071 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 RHSA-2006:0580 2006-07-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (kernel) RHSA-2006:0710 2006-10-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2006:0689 2006-10-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 RHSA-2006:0579 2006-07-13

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