Descriptionarch/s390/kernel/ptrace.c in Linux kernel 2.6.9, and other versions before 2.6.27-rc6, on s390 platforms allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via the user-area-padding test from the ptrace testsuite in 31-bit mode, which triggers an invalid dereference.
Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products
This issue is currently rated as having important severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
- SUSE-SA:2008:051, published Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:00:00 +0000