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CVE-2007-6206

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2004-07-10
Bugzilla: 396861: CVE-2007-6206 Issue with core dump owner

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The do_coredump function in fs/exec.c in Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x up to 2.6.24-rc3, and possibly other versions, does not change the UID of a core dump file if it exists before a root process creates a core dump in the same location, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information.

Find out more about CVE-2007-6206 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0001 January 08, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0211 May 07, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0055 January 31, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0089 January 23, 2008
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0787 January 05, 2009

External References

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