DescriptionThe do_fork function in Linux 2.4.x before 2.4.26, and 2.6.x before 2.6.6, 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) via the clone (CLONE_VM) system call.
Overall state of this security issue: Ignore
This issue is currently rated as having low severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
- SuSE-SA:2004:010, published Tuesday, May 5th 2004 02:30 MEST