The load_elf_binary function in fs/binfmt_elf.c in the Linux kernel before on the x86_64 platform does not ensure that the ELF interpreter is available before a call to the SET_PERSONALITY macro, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a 32-bit application that attempts to execute a 64-bit application and then triggers a segmentation fault, as demonstrated by amd64_killer, related to the flush_old_exec function.
Published 2010-02-17 18:30:00
Updated 2023-02-13 04:15:44
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionDenial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2010-0307

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IPs affected by CVE-2010-0307 1,144
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Vendor statements for CVE-2010-0307

  • Red Hat 2010-03-17
    Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: This issue has been rated as having moderate security impact. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via Future updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw. This issue is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, due to this product being in Production 3 of its maintenance life-cycle, where only qualified security errata of important or critical impact are addressed. For further information about Errata Support Policy, visit:

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