Original released date : 18 Jun 2004
Last revised : 18 Jun 2004
Package : kernel
Summary : kernel crash
More information :
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of your Linux operating system.
Linux kernel 2.4.2x and 2.6.x for x86 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash),
possibly via an infinite loop that triggers a signal handler with a certain sequence of fsave
and frstor instructions, as originally demonstrated using a "crash.c" program.
The vulnerability allows an attacker to make the cause of the denial of service of the kernel.