CVE-2005-3181

NameCVE-2005-3181
DescriptionThe audit system in Linux kernel 2.6.6, and other versions before 2.6.13.4, 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).
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1017-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
kernel-source-2.4.27source(unstable)(not affected)
kernel-source-2.6.8sourcesarge2.6.8-16sarge2lowDSA-1017-1
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.13+2.6.14-rc4-0experimental1low

Notes

- kernel-source-2.4.27 <not-affected> (2.4 kernels don't have CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL)

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