CVE-2005-2098

Published: 23 August 2005

The KEYCTL_JOIN_SESSION_KEYRING operation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.12.5 contains an error path that does not properly release the session management semaphore, which allows local users or remote attackers to cause a denial of service (semaphore hang) via a new session keyring (1) with an empty name string, (2) with a long name string, (3) with the key quota reached, or (4) ENOMEM.

Priority

Unknown

Status

Package Release Status
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

linux-source-2.6.17
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage