DescriptionThe Linux kernel 2.6.0 through 188.8.131.52, and 2.4.4 through 184.108.40.206, does not initialize all function pointers for socket operations in proto_ops structures, which allows local users to trigger a NULL pointer dereference and gain privileges by using mmap to map page zero, placing arbitrary code on this page, and then invoking an unavailable operation, as demonstrated by the sendpage operation (sock_sendpage function) on a PF_PPPOX socket.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having important severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
- SUSE-SA:2009:045, published Thu, 20 Aug 2009 13:00:00 +0000
- SUSE-SR:2009:015, published Tue, 15 Sep 2009 09:00:00 +0000
List of released packages
|Product(s)||Fixed package version(s)||References|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 |
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11
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Status of this issue by product and package
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|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11||kernel-default||Released|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11||kernel-source||Released|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11||kernel-default||Released|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11||kernel-source||Released|