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CVE-2001-0907 Detail

Description

Linux kernel 2.2.1 through 2.2.19, and 2.4.1 through 2.4.10, allows local users to cause a denial of service via a series of deeply nested symlinks, which causes the kernel to spend extra time when trying to access the link.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/18/2001

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/security/OpenLinux/CSSA-2001-036.0.txt
http://download.immunix.org/ImmunixOS/7.0/updates/IMNX-2001-70-035-01
http://frontal2.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2001:079
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=100343090106914&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=100350685431610&w=2
http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/7312.php
http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/2001/MDKSA-2001-082.php3
http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/other_advisory-1650.html
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2001_036_kernel_txt.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3444

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2001-0907
NVD Published Date:
10/18/2001
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2016