BSD ptrace() Malformed PID Local DoS

1987-02-25T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:655
Type osvdb
Reporter Matra Datasysteme()
Modified 1987-02-25T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

BSD contains a flaw that may allow a local denial of service. The issue is triggered when a malicious user calls the ptrace function with a negative process ID number, and will result in loss of availability for the platform.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

BSD contains a flaw that may allow a local denial of service. The issue is triggered when a malicious user calls the ptrace function with a negative process ID number, and will result in loss of availability for the platform.

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