The Linux kernel is prone to a local denial-of-service vulnerability.
Attackers can exploit this issue to crash the affected kernel, denying service to legitimate users. Given the nature of this issue, attackers may also be able to execute arbitrary code, but this has not been confirmed.
The Linux kernel 2.6.28-rc1 through 2.6.31-rc8 are vulnerable.
Published: Sep 02 2009 12:00AM
Updated: Sep 03 2009 05:52PM