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CAN-2004-0427

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CVE CAN-2004-0427[offsite]
Updated Tue, 06 Jul 2004 13:45:36 +0900
Summary The do_fork function in Linux 2.4.x and 2.6.x does not properly decrement the mm_count counter when an error occurs after the mm_struct for a child process has been activated, which triggers a memory leak that allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (text:CAN-2004-0427)
Priority Low
Status Closed
Source SuSE-SA:2004:010 FEDORA-2004-111 RHSA-2004:255-10
Link Ultra Monkey News 2004-06-26-01
Resolved In
  Kernel 2.4.26-rc4
  Patch Change Set 1.1356[offsite] local patch
  Red Hat Linux 7.3
          Vendor None (EOL)
          UltraMonkey kernel-2.4.20-31.9.um.1
  Red Hat Linux 8.0
          Vendor None (EOL)
          UltraMonkey kernel-2.4.20-31.9.um.1
  Red Hat Linux 9
          Vendor None (EOL)
          UltraMonkey kernel-2.4.20-31.9.um.1
  Fedora Core 1
          Vendor kernel-2.4.22-1.2188.nptl
          UltraMonkey kernel-2.4.22-1.2194.nptl.um.1
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
          Vendor kernel-2.4.21-15.0.2.EL
          UltraMonkey kernel-2.4.21-15.0.2.EL.um.1
  Debian Woody
          Vendor None
          UltraMonkey kernel-source-2.4.22-1-ipvs_2.4.22-7woody.um.4
  Debian Sid
          Vendor kernel-source-2.4.26_2.4.26-1
          UltraMonkey kernel-source-2.4.22-1-ipvs_2.4.22-7.um.4
local data for debugging.
Information provided here is based on the information from the links above and is intended as a refereance only.



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