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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-1855

Original release date: 05/18/2006
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

choose_new_parent in Linux kernel before 2.6.11.12 includes certain debugging code, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) by causing certain circumstances involving termination of a parent process.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (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

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External Source: BID
Name: 18099
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-161.htm
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1184
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20716
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:042
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21179
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0493
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11235
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-302-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22093
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=127302
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21745
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20237

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11235
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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