Upstream information

CVE-2006-1862 at MITRE

Description

The virtual memory implementation in Linux kernel 2.6.x allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) by running lsof a large number of times in a way that produces a heavy system load.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.9
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 308637 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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