Descriptioninclude/linux/init_task.h in the Linux kernel before 2.6.35 does not prevent signals with a process group ID of zero from reaching the swapper process, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) by leveraging access to this process group.
Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products
This issue is currently rated as having low severity.
|National Vulnerability Database||SUSE|
Note from the SUSE Security TeamWe see exploitation of this issue unlikely and are not going to fix this problem. Only Linux 2.6.35 and older kernels would be affected. SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1021109 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX] No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.
Status of this issue by product and package
Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1||kernel-source||Not affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2||kernel-source||Not affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4||kernel-source||Not affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1||kernel-source||Not affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2||kernel-source||Not affected|