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302921: CVE-2006-6921 kernel: denial of service with wedged processes

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Unspecified versions of the Linux kernel allow local users to cause a denial of service (unrecoverable zombie process) via a program with certain instructions that prevent init from properly reaping a child whose parent has died.

Find out more about CVE-2006-6921 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2007:0939 2007-11-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0154 2008-03-05
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