CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 March 27, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0331 March 12, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0264 February 10, 2009

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