CVE-2009-3888

MEDIUM

Description

The do_mmap_pgoff function in mm/nommu.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31.6, when the CPU lacks a memory management unit, allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via an application that attempts to allocate a large amount of memory.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=89a8640279f8bb78aaf778d1fc5c4a6778f18064

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.31.6

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/11/09/2

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/11/13/3

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-864-1

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2009-11-16

Updated: 2012-03-19

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM