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Vulnerability Score 4.9 4.9
CVE Id CVE-2008-2944
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 09:11:40
Published 30 Jun 2008 05:41:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Double free vulnerability in the utrace support in the Linux kernel, probably 2.6.18, in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and Fedora Core 6 (FC6) allows local users to cause a denial of service (oops), as demonstrated by a crash when running the GNU GDB testsuite, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-2365.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Kernel 2.6.18

  • Red Hat Fedora Core 6




XF - linux-kernel-utrace-dos(43556)

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:48:02