The auto-reap of child processes in Linux kernel 2.6 before 2.6.15 includes processes with ptrace attached, which leads to a dangling ptrace reference and allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) and gain root privileges.
Publish Date : 2005-11-23 Last Update Date : 2012-03-19
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify
a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions
if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.