Upstream information

CVE-2005-2098 at MITRE


The KEYCTL_JOIN_SESSION_KEYRING operation in the Linux kernel before contains an error path that does not properly release the session management semaphore, which allows local users or remote attackers to cause a denial of service (semaphore hang) via a new session keyring (1) with an empty name string, (2) with a long name string, (3) with the key quota reached, or (4) ENOMEM.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 100506 [RESOLVED]

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