Upstream information

CVE-2010-5328 at MITRE

Description

include/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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having low severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.9 4.7
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low Medium
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact None None
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact Complete Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

We 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Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated.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.

Product(s) Source package State
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