Upstream information

CVE-2006-5755 at MITRE

Description

Linux 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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Ignore

This issue is currently rated as having moderate 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: 209386 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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