DescriptionThe utimensat system call (sys_utimensat) in Linux kernel 2.6.22 and other versions before 188.8.131.52 does not check file permissions when certain UTIME_NOW and UTIME_OMIT combinations are used, which allows local users to modify file times of arbitrary files, possibly leading to a denial of service.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having important severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
- SUSE-SA:2008:030, published Fri, 20 Jun 2008 14:00:00 +0000