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CVE-2009-1337

Published: 22 April 2009

The exit_notify function in kernel/exit.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.30-rc1 does not restrict exit signals when the CAP_KILL capability is held, which allows local users to send an arbitrary signal to a process by running a program that modifies the exit_signal field and then uses an exec system call to launch a setuid application.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

hardy
Released (2.6.24-24.55)
intrepid
Released (2.6.27-14.35)
jaunty
Released (2.6.28-13.45)
upstream Needs triage

linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper
Released (2.6.15-54.77)
hardy Does not exist

intrepid Does not exist

jaunty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage