DescriptionThe do_mremap function for the mremap system call in Linux 2.2 to 2.2.25, 2.4 to 2.4.24, and 2.6 to 2.6.2, does not properly check the return value from the do_munmap function when the maximum number of VMA descriptors is exceeded, which allows local users to gain root privileges, a different vulnerability than CAN-2003-0985.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having important severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
SUSE Security Advisories:
- SuSE-SA:2004:005, published Wednesday, Feb. 18th 2004 23:05 MET
SUSE Timeline for this CVECVE page created: Fri Jun 28 00:42:43 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:45:28 2022