|Description||The audit system in Linux kernel 2.6.6, and other versions before 18.104.22.168, 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; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)|
|NVD severity||low (attack range: local)|
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)