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530490: CVE-2009-3547 kernel: fs: pipe.c null pointer dereference

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple race conditions in fs/pipe.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32-rc6 allow local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or gain privileges by attempting to open an anonymous pipe via a /proc/*/fd/ pathname.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3547 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 7.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2 server) (kernel) RHSA-2009:1672 2009-12-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1550 2009-11-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.3 server) (kernel) RHSA-2009:1587 2009-11-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1541 2009-11-03
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2009:1540 2009-11-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1548 2009-11-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 4.7 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1588 2009-11-17
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