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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      Last Modified:  01/12/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6921
Original release date:
01/12/2007
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.1 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-474.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-474.htm
http://uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0612.2/0980.html Exploit External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20061219 BUG: wedged processes, test program supplied
http://uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0612.2/1021.html External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20061220 Re: BUG: wedged processes, test program supplied
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0939.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2007:0939
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0154.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0154
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10834 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10834

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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