DescriptionThe rw_vm function in usercopy.c in the 4GB split patch for the Linux kernel in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 does not perform proper bounds checking, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash).
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
kernel-source-2.4.27source(unstable)(not affected)
linux-2.6source(unstable)(not affected)


- linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Red Hat specific according to Horms)
- kernel-source-2.4.27 <not-affected> (Red Hat specific according to Horms)

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