CVE-2011-2479

MEDIUM

Description

The Linux kernel before 2.6.39 does not properly create transparent huge pages in response to a MAP_PRIVATE mmap system call on /dev/zero, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted application.

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=78f11a255749d09025f54d4e2df4fbcb031530e2

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/06/20/14

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=714761

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/78f11a255749d09025f54d4e2df4fbcb031530e2

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2013-03-01

Updated: 2013-03-04

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