CVE-2010-4256

MEDIUM

Description

The pipe_fcntl function in fs/pipe.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 does not properly determine whether a file is a named pipe, which allows local users to cause a denial of service via an F_SETPIPE_SZ fcntl call.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=c66fb347946ebdd5b10908866ecc9fa05ee2cf3d

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/11/30/6

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/11/30/9

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

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2011-01-25

Updated: 2012-03-19

Type: CWE-20

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