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Linux multiple security vulnerabilities
SecurityVulns ID:8964
Threat Level:
Description:Multiple DoS conditions and privilege escalation.
Affected:LINUX : kernel 2.4
 LINUX : kernel 2.6
CVE:CVE-2008-1375 (Race condition in the directory notification subsystem (dnotify) in Linux kernel 2.6.x before, and 2.6.25 before, allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) and possibly gain privileges via unspecified vectors.)
 CVE-2007-6694 (The chrp_show_cpuinfo function (chrp/setup.c) in Linux kernel 2.4.21 through 2.6.18-53, when running on PowerPC, might allow local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors that cause the of_get_property function to fail, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference.)
Original documentdocumentDEBIAN, [SECURITY] [DSA 1565-1] New Linux 2.6.18 packages fix several vulnerabilities (02.05.2008)

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