|Description||The utimensat system call (sys_utimensat) in Linux kernel 2.6.22 and other versions before 126.96.36.199 does not check file permissions when certain UTIME_NOW and UTIME_OMIT combinations are used, which allows local users to modify file times of arbitrary files, possibly leading to a denial of service.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
[etch] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (vulnerable code not present)
utimensat() was introduced in 2.6.22 and sched_slice() in 2.6.24