A certain Fedora patch for the utrace subsystem in the Linux kernel before 220.127.116.11-28 on Fedora 8, and before 18.104.22.168-45 on Fedora 9, allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash or hang) via a call to the utrace_control function.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.9
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
Official Statement from Red Hat (01/01/1900)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the version of utrace as shipped with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel.
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[oss-security] 20081002 CVE-2008-3832 kernel: null pointer dereference in utrace_control