CVE-2011-0999

MEDIUM

Description

mm/huge_memory.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.38-rc5 does not prevent creation of a transparent huge page (THP) during the existence of a temporary stack for an exec system call, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=a7d6e4ecdb7648478ddec76d30d87d03d6e22b31

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/02/17/3

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/02/17/6

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/ChangeLog-2.6.38-rc5

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/46442

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=678209

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/65535

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2011-02-23

Updated: 2017-08-17

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