CVE-2006-7051 Detail

Current Description

The sys_timer_create function in posix-timers.c for Linux kernel 2.6.x allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) and possibly bypass memory limits or cause other processes to be killed by creating a large number of posix timers, which are allocated in kernel memory but are not treated as part of the process' memory.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (03/14/2007)

This issue can only be exploited if pending signals (ulimit -i) is set to "unlimited". In case of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1, 3 and 4 this is not the case and therefore they are not vulnerable to this issue.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/2287
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/430278/30/5790/threaded
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/25712
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/1657

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-7051
NVD Published Date:
02/23/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018
Source:
MITRE