|Description||The audit system in Linux kernel 2.6.6, and other versions before 22.214.171.124, when CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL is enabled, uses an incorrect function to free names_cache memory, which prevents the memory from being tracked by AUDITSYSCALL code and leads to a memory leak that allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption).|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)|
|NVD severity||low (attack range: local)|
|Debian/oldstable||not known to be vulnerable.|
|Debian/stable||not known to be vulnerable.|
|Debian/testing||not known to be vulnerable.|
|Debian/unstable||not known to be vulnerable.|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|linux-2.6 (PTS)||squeeze, squeeze (security)||2.6.32-48squeeze6||fixed|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
- kernel-source-2.4.27 <not-affected> (2.4 kernels don't have CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL)