Linux Kernel 2.0.34 SIGIO denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in Linux Kernel 2.0.34 (Operating System). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown part of the component SIGIO Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

Linux 2.0.34 does not properly prevent users from sending SIGIO signals to arbitrary processes, which allows local users to cause a denial of service by sending SIGIO to processes that do not catch it.

The weakness was shared 06/30/1998 by David Luyer as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared for download at marc.theaimsgroup.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-1441. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1499.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 111).

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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

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Upgrade: marc.theaimsgroup.com

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Vendor: https://www.kernel.org/

Advisory: marc.theaimsgroup.com
Researcher: David Luyer
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1441 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 111 - Multiple Vendor Linux SIGIO Vulnerability

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Created: 06/19/2014 04:05 PM
Updated: 05/19/2018 09:56 AM
Changes: (6) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai
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