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CVE-2004-0427 Detail


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.


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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20040504-01-U.asc Broken Link  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20040505-01-U.asc Broken Link  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000846 Broken Link 
http://fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-111.shtml Third Party Advisory 
http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.4/cset%40407bf20eDeeejm8t36_tpvSE-8EFHA Broken Link 
http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.6/cset%40407b1217x4jtqEkpFW2g_-RcF0726A Broken Link 
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=108139073506983&w=2 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200407-02.xml Broken Link 
http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/o-164.shtml Broken Link 
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1067 Broken Link 
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1069 Broken Link 
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1070 Broken Link 
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1082 Broken Link 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:037 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2004_10_kernel.html Broken Link 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-255.html Broken Link 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-260.html Broken Link 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-327.html Broken Link 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10221 Broken Link  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.turbolinux.com/security/2004/TLSA-2004-14.txt Broken Link 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/16002 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10297 Broken Link 
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A2819 Broken Link 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-401 Missing Release of Memory after Effective Lifetime cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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