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Bug 263788 (CVE-2009-1046)

Summary: Kernel: <, 2.6.25 UTF-8 DOS (CVE-2009-1046)
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 2009-03-25 22:21:02 UTC
CVE-2009-1046 (
  The console selection feature in the Linux kernel 2.6.28 before, 2.6.25, and possibly earlier versions, when the UTF-8
  console is used, allows physically proximate attackers to cause a
  denial of service (memory corruption) by selecting a small number of
  3-byte UTF-8 characters, which triggers an "an off-by-two memory
  error." NOTE: it is not clear whether this issue crosses privilege