Public Date:
396861: CVE-2007-6206 Issue with core dump owner

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0787 2009-01-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0211 2008-05-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0089 2008-01-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0055 2008-01-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0001 2009-01-08