CVE-2004-0427

Current Description

The do_fork function in Linux 2.4.x before 2.4.26, and 2.6.x before 2.6.6, does not properly decrement the mm_count counter when an error occurs after the mm_struct for a child process has been activated, which triggers a memory leak that allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) via the clone (CLONE_VM) system call.

Basic Data

PublishedJuly 07, 2004
Last ModifiedMay 03, 2018
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score2.1
SeverityLOW
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSLinuxLinux Kernel2.4.0*******
    2.3OSLinuxLinux Kernel2.6.0*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.0, 2.6.0

References

NameSourceURLTags
20040504-01-Uftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20040504-01-U.ascSGIPATCH Vendor Advisory
20040505-01-Uftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20040505-01-U.ascSGIPATCH Vendor Advisory
CLA-2004:846http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000846CONECTIVA
FEDORA-2004-111http://fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-111.shtmlFEDORA
http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.4/cset@407bf20eDeeejm8t36_tpvSE-8EFHAhttp://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.4/cset@407bf20eDeeejm8t36_tpvSE-8EFHAMISC
http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.6/cset@407b1217x4jtqEkpFW2g_-RcF0726Ahttp://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.6/cset@407b1217x4jtqEkpFW2g_-RcF0726AMISC
[linux-kernel] 20040408 [PATCH]: 2.4/2.6 do_fork() error path memory leakhttp://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=108139073506983&w=2MLIST
11429http://secunia.com/advisories/11429SECUNIA
11464http://secunia.com/advisories/11464SECUNIA
11486http://secunia.com/advisories/11486SECUNIA
11541http://secunia.com/advisories/11541SECUNIA
11861http://secunia.com/advisories/11861SECUNIA
11891http://secunia.com/advisories/11891SECUNIA
11892http://secunia.com/advisories/11892SECUNIA
20162http://secunia.com/advisories/20162SECUNIA
20163http://secunia.com/advisories/20163SECUNIA
20202http://secunia.com/advisories/20202SECUNIA
20338http://secunia.com/advisories/20338SECUNIA
GLSA-200407-02http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200407-02.xmlGENTOO
O-164http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/o-164.shtmlCIAC
DSA-1067http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1067DEBIAN
DSA-1069http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1069DEBIAN
DSA-1070http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1070DEBIAN
DSA-1082http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1082DEBIAN
MDKSA-2004:037http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:037MANDRAKE
SuSE-SA:2004:010http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2004_10_kernel.htmlSUSE
RHSA-2004:255http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-255.htmlREDHAT
RHSA-2004:260http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-260.htmlREDHAT
RHSA-2004:327http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-327.htmlREDHAT
10221http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10221BID
TLSA-2004-14http://www.turbolinux.com/security/2004/TLSA-2004-14.txtTURBO
linux-dofork-memory-leak(16002)https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/16002XF
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10297https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10297OVAL
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2819https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A2819OVAL