CVE-2002-0766

2002-08-12T04:00:00
ID CVE-2002-0766
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2008-09-10T19:12:00

Description

OpenBSD 2.9 through 3.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion) and gain root privileges by filling the kernel's file descriptor table and closing file descriptors 0, 1, or 2 before executing a privileged process, which is not properly handled when OpenBSD fails to open an alternate descriptor.