CVE-2005-2099

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2005-08-04
Bugzilla:
1617686: CVE-2005-2099 security flaw

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Linux kernel before 2.6.12.5 does not properly destroy a keyring that is not instantiated properly, which allows local users or remote attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel oops) via a keyring with a payload that is not empty, which causes the creation to fail, leading to a null dereference in the keyring destructor.

Find out more about CVE-2005-2099 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2005:514 2005-10-05
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