CVE-2006-3741

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2006-09-08
Bugzilla:
1618157: CVE-2006-3741 security flaw

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The perfmonctl system call (sys_perfmonctl) in Linux kernel 2.4.x and 2.6 before 2.6.18, when running on Itanium systems, does not properly track the reference count for file descriptors, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (file descriptor consumption).

Find out more about CVE-2006-3741 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2006:0689 2006-10-05

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Stephane Eranian for reporting this issue.
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