CVE-2011-4594

NameCVE-2011-4594
DescriptionThe __sys_sendmsg function in net/socket.c in the Linux kernel before 3.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via crafted use of the sendmmsg system call, leading to an incorrect pointer dereference.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6source(unstable)3.1-1
linux-2.6sourcelenny(not affected)
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze(not affected)

Notes

[squeeze] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Introduced and fixed during 3.1 dev cycle)
[lenny] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Introduced and fixed during 3.1 dev cycle)

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