kernel CVE-2006-7051 Denial-Of-Service Vulnerability

kernel is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability. The sys_timer_create function in posix-timers.c for Linux kernel 2.6.x allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) and possibly bypass memory limits or cause other processes to be killed by creating a large number of posix timers, which are allocated in kernel memory but are not treated as part of the process memory.


 

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