National Cyber Awareness System
Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-0997
Original release date:09/18/2007
Race condition in the tee (sys_tee) system call in the Linux kernel 2.6.17 through 184.108.40.206 might allow local users to cause a denial of service (system crash), obtain sensitive information (kernel memory contents), or gain privileges via unspecified vectors related to a potentially dropped ipipe lock during a race between two pipe readers.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type:Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service
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External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20060717 [patch 25/45] splice: fix problems with sys_tee()
External Source: CONFIRM