The audit system in Linux kernel 2.6.6, and other versions before
18.104.22.168, when CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL is enabled, uses an incorrect
function to free names_cache memory, which prevents the memory from
being tracked by AUDITSYSCALL code and leads to a memory leak that
allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption).
Note:References are provided for the convenience of the reader to help distinguish between vulnerabilities. The list is not intended to be complete.
Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when
the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not
necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was
discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly
disclosed, or updated in CVE.
This is an entry on the CVE
list, which standardizes names for security