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Linux kernel keyctl DoS
Published:07.02.2007
Source:
SecurityVulns ID:7195
Type:remote
Threat Level:
6/10
Description:Race condition during unique key generation cause NULL pointer dereference on multiprocessor box.
Affected:LINUX : kernel 2.6
CVE:CVE-2007-0006 (The key serial number collision avoidance code in the key_alloc_serial function in Linux kernel 2.6.9 up to 2.6.20 allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors that trigger a null dereference, as originally reported as "spinlock CPU recursion.")

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