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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-0462

A race condition in the way env_start and env_end pointers are initialized in the execve system call and used in fs/proc/base.c on Linux 2.4 allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash).
Publish Date : 2003-08-27 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2003-08-21
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Linux Kernel execve Race Condition Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:309 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2003-0462

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Mandrakesoft Mandrake Multi Network Firewall 8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 22
Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 3
Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 1
Mandrakesoft Mandrake Multi Network Firewall 1

- References For CVE-2003-0462
REDHAT RHSA-2003:239
REDHAT RHSA-2003:198
REDHAT RHSA-2003:238

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-0462

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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