CVE-2008-1294

NameCVE-2008-1294
DescriptionLinux kernel 2.6.17, and other versions before 2.6.22, does not check when a user attempts to set RLIMIT_CPU to 0 until after the change is made, which allows local users to bypass intended resource limits.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1565-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.22-1low
linux-2.6sourceetch2.6.18.dfsg.1-18etch3lowDSA-1565-1

Search for package or bug name: Reporting problems