CVE-2009-3547 (esx, fedora, linux_desktop, linux_kernel, opensuse, suse_linux_enterprise_desktop, suse_linux_enterprise_server, ubuntu_linux, vma)

Multiple race conditions in fs/pipe.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32-rc6 allow local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or gain privileges by attempting to open an anonymous pipe via a /proc/*/fd/ pathname.

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