CVE-2010-2240

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Description

The do_anonymous_page function in mm/memory.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.52, 2.6.32.x before 2.6.32.19, 2.6.34.x before 2.6.34.4, and 2.6.35.x before 2.6.35.2 does not properly separate the stack and the heap, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by writing to the bottom page of a shared memory segment, as demonstrated by a memory-exhaustion attack against the X.Org X server.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=320b2b8de12698082609ebbc1a17165727f4c893

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2011/000133.html

http://securitytracker.com/id?1024344

http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2094

http://www.invisiblethingslab.com/resources/misc-2010/xorg-large-memory-attacks.pdf

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.52

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.32.19

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.34.4

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.35.2

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:172

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:198

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:051

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0660.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0670.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0882.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/517739/100/0/threaded

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0007.html

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0009.html

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=606611

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A13247

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0661.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2010-09-03

Updated: 2018-10-10

Type: CWE-94

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

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

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

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IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89678VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0009) (remote check)NessusMisc.
high
89676VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0007) (remote check)NessusMisc.
high
89674VMware ESX / ESXi Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0003) (remote check)NessusMisc.
critical
79507OracleVM 2.2 : kernel (OVMSA-2013-0039)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
75779openSUSE Security Update : xorg-x11-Xvnc (openSUSE-SU-2010:0561-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
68094Oracle Linux 4 : kernel (ELSA-2010-0676)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
68092Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2010-0661)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
67079CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2010:0661)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
64240SuSE 11.1 / 11.2 Security Update : xorg-x11-server-rdp (SAT Patch Numbers 6111 / 6113)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
64239SuSE 11.1 Security Update : xorg-x11-server-dmx, xorg-x11-server-dmx-debuginfo, etc (SAT Patch Number 6112)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
63952RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2010:0677)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
63951RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2010:0670)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
63950RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2010:0660)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
60850Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL4.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
59151SuSE 10 Security Update : the Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 7137)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
54968VMSA-2011-0009 : VMware hosted product updates, ESX patches and VI Client update resolve multiple security issuesNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
53592VMSA-2011-0007 : VMware ESXi and ESX Denial of Service and third-party updates for Likewise components and ESX Service ConsoleNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
medium
51971VMSA-2011-0003 : Third-party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESXNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
51636SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Xorg (SAT Patch Number 2968)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
49934SuSE 10 Security Update : Xorg (ZYPP Patch Number 7126)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
49873SuSE 10 Security Update : the Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 7133)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
49795Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2010:198)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
critical
49757SuSE9 Security Update : XFree86-server (YOU Patch Number 12638)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
49666Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2010:188)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
critical
49190Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2010:172)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high
49179CentOS 4 : kernel (CESA-2010:0676)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
49129RHEL 4 : kernel (RHSA-2010:0676)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
48935RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2010:0661)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
48923Slackware 12.0 / 12.1 / 12.2 / 13.0 / 13.1 / current : xorg-server (SSA:2010-240-06)NessusSlackware Local Security Checks
high
48904Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux regression (USN-974-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
48415Fedora 12 : kernel-2.6.32.19-163.fc12 (2010-13110)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
48414Fedora 13 : kernel-2.6.33.8-149.fc13 (2010-13058)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
48387Debian DSA-2094-1 : linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of service/information leakNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
48381Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : linux, linux-{ec2,fsl-imx51,mvl-dove,source-2.6.15,ti-omap} vulnerabilities (USN-974-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
801495CentOS RHSA-2010-0676 Security CheckLog Correlation EngineGeneric
high