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396751: CVE-2007-6694 /proc/cpuinfo DoS on some ppc machines

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The chrp_show_cpuinfo function (chrp/setup.c) in Linux kernel 2.4.21 through 2.6.18-53, when running on PowerPC, might allow local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors that cause the of_get_property function to fail, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference.

Find out more about CVE-2007-6694 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0055 2008-01-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0154 2008-03-05
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