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Secunia Security Advisory 38863

Secunia Security Advisory 38863
Posted Mar 10, 2010
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A security issue has been reported in the Linux kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux
MD5 | b26fa391a70f49993c4dad0c0e6d89dc

Secunia Security Advisory 38863

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TITLE:
Linux Kernel Video Output Status Denial of Service

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA38863

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/38863/

DESCRIPTION:
A security issue has been reported in the Linux kernel, which can be
exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of
Service).

The security issue is caused due to an error while reading the status
of video output devices on certain ThinkPad platforms. This can be
exploited to cause a kernel crash by reading data from
/proc/acpi/ibm/video.

SOLUTION:
Fixed in 2.6.34-rc1.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by Jidanni in a Debian bug report.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=565790

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/ChangeLog-2.6.34-rc1
http://git.kernel.org/linus/b525c06cdbd8a3963f0173ccd23f9147d4c384b5

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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