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CVE-2009-0031

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2009-01-17
Bugzilla:
480592: CVE-2009-0031 kernel: local denial of service in keyctl_join_session_keyring

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Memory leak in the keyctl_join_session_keyring function (security/keys/keyctl.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.29-rc2 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel memory consumption) via unknown vectors related to a "missing kfree."

Find out more about CVE-2009-0031 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2009:0360 2009-03-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0331 2009-03-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0264 2009-02-10

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