Linux kernel 2.6.18, and possibly other versions, when running on AMD64
architectures, allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via
certain ptrace calls.
Jan Kratochvil discovered that PTRACE did not correctly handle certain
calls when running under 64bit kernels. A local attacker could exploit
this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
kees> reproducer mentioned in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=431430
kees> this is _only_ the CS corruption, so we can ignore the upstream fix
Updated: 2016-01-26 17:30:46 UTC (commit 10507)