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Bug 256126 (CVE-2009-0031)

Summary: Kernel: security: introduce missing kfree (CVE-2009-0031)
Product: Gentoo Security Reporter: Stefan Behte (RETIRED) <craig>
Component: KernelAssignee: Gentoo Security <security>
Severity: normal CC: hardened-kernel+disabled, kernel
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: [linux <] [linux >=2.6.28 <]
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2009-01-23 21:35:57 UTC
CVE-2009-0031 (
  Memory leak in the keyctl_join_session_keyring function
  (security/keys/keyctl.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.29-rc2 and earlier
  allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel memory
  consumption) via unknown vectors related to a "missing kfree."