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CVE-2008-1294 - Vee Beat off

Description

Linux kernel 2.6.17 and other versions before 2.6.22 does not check when a user attempts to set RLIMIT_CPU to 0 until after the change is made which allows local users to bypass intended resource limits.

Reference

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=9926e4c74300c4b31dee007298c6475d33369df0 http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215000 http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29004 http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.22 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-618-1 http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0612.html http://secunia.com/advisories/30769 http://secunia.com/advisories/31341 http://secunia.com/advisories/30018 http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1565 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/42145 https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10974