Alpaquita Linux
Security Advisory

CVE-2006-5173

Published: October 17, 2006Last modified: November 10, 2023

Description

Linux kernel does not properly save or restore EFLAGS during a context switch, or reset the flags when creating new threads, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (process crash), as demonstrated using a process that sets the Alignment Check flag (EFLAGS 0x40000), which triggers a SIGBUS in other processes that have an unaligned access.

Status

ProductReleasePackageStatus
Alpaquita Linux23 LTSlinux-ltsNot affected (6.1.50-r0)
Streamlinux-ltsNot affected (6.1.50-r0)

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