BugTraq
rPSA-2007-0269-1 kernel Dec 18 2007 06:42PM
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rPath Security Advisory: 2007-0269-1
Published: 2007-12-18
Products:
rPath Linux 1
rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 1

Rating: Major
Exposure Level Classification:
Local User Deterministic Denial of Service
Updated Versions:
kernel=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1-vmware/2.6.22.15-0.1-1
kernel=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1/2.6.22.15-0.1-1
kernel=rap.rpath.com@rpath:linux-1/2.6.22.15-1-1

rPath Issue Tracking System:
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2038

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5966

Description:
Previous versions of the kernel package have a vulnerability which can
allow local users to trigger a denial of service on systems using hpet
timers. Systems without an active hpet timer are not impacted by this
vulnerability.

A system reboot is required to resolve this vulnerability.

http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0269

Copyright 2007 rPath, Inc.
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.rpath.com/permanent/mit-license.html

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