DescriptionLinux kernel before 2.6.18, when running on x86_64 systems, does not properly save or restore EFLAGS during a context switch, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) by causing SYSENTER to set an NT flag, which can trigger a crash on the IRET of the next task.
Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
SUSE Timeline for this CVECVE page created: Fri Jun 28 05:16:27 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:45:35 2022