CVE-2011-1479

MEDIUM

Description

Double free vulnerability in the inotify subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via vectors involving failed attempts to create files. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2010-4250.

References

http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.39

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=d0de4dc584ec6aa3b26fffea320a8457827768fc

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/04/11/1

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691793

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/d0de4dc584ec6aa3b26fffea320a8457827768fc

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-06-21

Updated: 2012-06-22

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM