CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2007-11-23
Bugzilla: 396751: CVE-2007-6694 /proc/cpuinfo DoS on some ppc machines


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The chrp_show_cpuinfo function (chrp/setup.c) in Linux kernel 2.4.21 through 2.6.18-53, when running on PowerPC, might allow local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors that cause the of_get_property function to fail, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference.

Find out more about CVE-2007-6694 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0055 January 31, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0154 March 05, 2008

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