CVE Database

CVE-2009-4895

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2009-12-17
Bugzilla: 559100: CVE-2009-4895 kernel: tty->pgrp races

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Race condition in the tty_fasync function in drivers/char/tty_io.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors, related to the put_tty_queue and __f_setown functions. NOTE: the vulnerability was addressed in a different way in 2.6.32.9.

Find out more about CVE-2009-4895 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0161.html.

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-2010:0161 March 23, 2010

External References

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