CVE-2010-4250

MEDIUM

Description

Memory leak in the inotify_init1 function in fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via vectors involving failed attempts to create files.

References

http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.37

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/11/24/11

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=656830

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-06-21

Updated: 2012-06-26

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