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CVE-2004-0427 Detail

Description

The do_fork function in Linux 2.4.x before 2.4.26, and 2.6.x before 2.6.6, does not properly decrement the mm_count counter when an error occurs after the mm_struct for a child process has been activated, which triggers a memory leak that allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) via the clone (CLONE_VM) system call.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/07/2004

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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20040504-01-U.asc Patch Vendor Advisory
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20040505-01-U.asc Patch Vendor Advisory
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000846
http://fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-111.shtml
http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.4/cset@407bf20eDeeejm8t36_tpvSE-8EFHA
http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.6/cset@407b1217x4jtqEkpFW2g_-RcF0726A
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=108139073506983&w=2
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200407-02.xml
http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/o-164.shtml
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1067
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1069
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1070
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1082
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:037
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2004_10_kernel.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-255.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-260.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-327.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10221
http://www.turbolinux.com/security/2004/TLSA-2004-14.txt
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/16002
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10297
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A2819

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10297
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10297
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2819
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2819

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2004-0427
NVD Published Date:
07/07/2004
NVD Last Modified:
05/02/2018