DescriptionRace condition in the ia32 compatibility code for the execve system call in Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.31 and 2.6 before 2.6.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a concurrent thread that increments a pointer count after the nargs function has counted the pointers, but before the count is copied from user space to kernel space, which leads to a buffer overflow.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having important severity.
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SUSE Timeline for this CVECVE page created: Fri Jun 28 01:26:11 2013
CVE page last modified: Thu Dec 7 12:14:18 2023