Linux Kernel up to 2.6.25 ia64 Subsystem Crafted Application memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in Linux Kernel up to 2.6.25 (Operating System) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the component ia64 Subsystem. The manipulation as part of a Crafted Application leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

The ia64 subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.26 allows local users to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and system crash) via a crafted application that leverages the mishandling of invalid Register Stack Engine (RSE) state.

The bug was discovered 07/17/2006. The weakness was released 08/07/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2006-3635 since 07/17/2006. An attack has to be approached locally. The successful exploitation requires a single authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 4038 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading to version 2.6.26 eliminates this vulnerability.







CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.4

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Kernel 2.6.26


07/17/2006 🔍
07/17/2006 +0 days 🔍
08/06/2017 +4038 days 🔍
08/07/2017 +1 days 🔍
08/07/2017 +0 days 🔍
12/15/2022 +1956 days 🔍



Advisory: 4dcc29e1574d88f4465ba865ed82800032f76418
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2006-3635 (🔍)


Created: 08/07/2017 12:41 PM
Updated: 12/15/2022 07:44 AM
Changes: 08/07/2017 12:41 PM (62), 11/04/2019 08:17 AM (2), 12/15/2022 07:44 AM (5)
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