CVE Reference: CVE-2007-5500

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2007-5500

Description:
The wait_task_stopped function in the Linux kernel before 2.6.23.8 checks a TASK_TRACED bit instead of an exit_state value, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (machine crash) via unspecified vectors. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

XF
  http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/38547

UBUNTU
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-574-1
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-558-1
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-578-1

SUSE
  http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_63_kernel.html
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-03/msg00002.html
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-06/msg00006.html
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00002.html

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA30962
  Secunia Advisory: SA30818
  Secunia Advisory: SA29245
  Secunia Advisory: SA28971
  Secunia Advisory: SA28170
  Secunia Advisory: SA28706
  Secunia Advisory: SA28748
  Secunia Advisory: SA27922
  Secunia Advisory: SA27919
  Secunia Advisory: SA27888
  Secunia Advisory: SA28033
  Secunia Advisory: SA27703
  Secunia Advisory: SA27664

REDHAT
  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0055.html

OVAL
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9868

MANDRIVA
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:008
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:044
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:112

FEDORA

DEBIAN
  http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1428

CONFIRM
  http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.8
  http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.23.y.git;a=commitdiff;h=36ef66c5d137b9a31fd8c35d236fb9e26ef74f97

BID
  26477


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