CVE-2007-6417

Published: 18 December 2007

The shmem_getpage function (mm/shmem.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.11 through 2.6.23 does not properly clear allocated memory in some rare circumstances related to tmpfs, which might allow local users to read sensitive kernel data or cause a denial of service (crash).

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.24-2.4)
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needed

linux-source-2.6.17
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needed

linux-source-2.6.20
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needed

linux-source-2.6.22
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needed