Linux kernel before 188.8.131.52 and 2.6.17, when running on PowerPC, does not perform certain required access_ok checks, which allows local users to read arbitrary kernel memory on 64-bit systems (signal_64.c) and cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly read kernel memory on 32-bit systems (signal_32.c).
Publish Date : 2006-06-23 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify
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if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.