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CVE-2006-6921 Detail

Current Description

Unspecified versions of the Linux kernel allow local users to cause a denial of service (unrecoverable zombie process) via a program with certain instructions that prevent init from properly reaping a child whose parent has died.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  01/12/2007
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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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/18/2007)

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-474.htm
http://uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0612.2/0980.html Exploit
http://uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0612.2/1021.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0939.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0154.html
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10834

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10834
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10834

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.20.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6921
NVD Published Date:
01/12/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017