The sys_timer_create function in posix-timers.c for Linux kernel 2.6.x allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) and possibly bypass memory limits or cause other processes to be killed by creating a large number of posix timers, which are allocated in kernel memory but are not treated as part of the process' memory.
Published 2007-02-24 00:28:00
Updated 2018-10-30 16:25:10
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2006-7051

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2006-7051
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 49152
IPs affected by CVE-2006-7051 108
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2006-7051

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 8 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2006-7051

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
3.9
6.9
NIST

Vendor statements for CVE-2006-7051

  • Red Hat 2007-03-14
    This issue can only be exploited if pending signals (ulimit -i) is set to "unlimited". In case of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1, 3 and 4 this is not the case and therefore they are not vulnerable to this issue.

Products affected by CVE-2006-7051

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