CVE-2003-0985

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2004-01-05

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The mremap system call (do_mremap) in Linux kernel 2.4.x before 2.4.21, and possibly other versions before 2.4.24, does not properly perform bounds checks, which allows local users to cause a denial of service and possibly gain privileges by causing a remapping of a virtual memory area (VMA) to create a zero length VMA, a different vulnerability than CAN-2004-0077.

Find out more about CVE-2003-0985 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (kernel) RHSA-2003:416 2004-01-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 RHSA-2003:418 2004-01-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 RHSA-2003:419 2004-01-05
Red Hat Linux 7.3 RHSA-2003:417 2004-01-05
Red Hat Linux 7.1 RHSA-2003:417 2004-01-05
Red Hat Linux 8.0 RHSA-2003:417 2004-01-05
Red Hat Linux 7.2 RHSA-2003:417 2004-01-05
Red Hat Linux 9 RHSA-2003:417 2004-01-05

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Paul Starzetz from ISEC for disclosing this issue as well as Andrea Arcangeli and Solar Designer for working on the patch.

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