CVE-2009-1914

NameCVE-2009-1914
DescriptionThe pci_register_iommu_region function in arch/sparc/kernel/pci_common.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.29 on the sparc64 platform allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) by reading the /proc/iomem file, related to uninitialized pointers and the request_resource function.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1844-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs532722

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.29-1low532722
linux-2.6sourcelenny2.6.26-16medium
linux-2.6.24source(unstable)(unfixed)medium
linux-2.6.24sourceetch2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.8etch2mediumDSA-1844-1

Notes

updated in lenny 5.0.2 release

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