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

Tenable Plugins

View all (10 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
75554openSUSE Security Update : kernel (openSUSE-SU-2011:0399-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
68273Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2011-0498)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
61035Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
58289USN-1394-1 : Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilitiesNessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
56768Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-natty vulnerabilities (USN-1256-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
56642Ubuntu 10.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1243-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
56641Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-maverick vulnerabilities (USN-1242-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
55591Ubuntu 11.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1167-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
53867RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2011:0498)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
52500Ubuntu 10.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1081-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high