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cve[email protected]CVE-2006-5755
HistoryDec 31, 2006 - 5:00 a.m.

CVE-2006-5755

2006-12-3105:00:00
NVD-CWE-Other
web.nvd.nist.gov
38
2
linux
kernel
x86_64
context switch
eflags
denial of service
nvd
cve-2006-5755

5.8 Medium

AI Score

Confidence

High

4.9 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

LOCAL

Access Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

0.001 Low

EPSS

Percentile

49.1%

Linux kernel before 2.6.18, when running on x86_64 systems, does not properly save or restore EFLAGS during a context switch, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) by causing SYSENTER to set an NT flag, which can trigger a crash on the IRET of the next task.

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5.8 Medium

AI Score

Confidence

High

4.9 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

LOCAL

Access Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

0.001 Low

EPSS

Percentile

49.1%