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Race condition in the (1) add_key, (2) request_key, and (3) keyctl functions in Linux kernel 2.6.x allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) or read sensitive kernel memory by modifying the length of a string argument between the time that the kernel calculates the length and when it copies the data into kernel memory.
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https://usn.ubuntu.com/263-1/ [No Types Assigned]
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-263-1 [Vendor Advisory]
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9566 [No Types Assigned]
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9566 [No Types Assigned]
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/25354 [No Types Assigned]
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/25354 [No Types Assigned]