CVE-2011-4097

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Description

Integer overflow in the oom_badness function in mm/oom_kill.c in the Linux kernel before 3.1.8 on 64-bit platforms allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption or process termination) by using a certain large amount of memory.

References

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.1.8

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/11/01/2

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750399

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/56c6a8a4aadca809e04276eabe5552935c51387f

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-05-17

Updated: 2020-07-29

Type: CWE-190

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (7 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
76639RHEL 6 : MRG (RHSA-2012:0333)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
58267Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-natty vulnerabilities (USN-1386-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
58265Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerabilities (USN-1384-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
58170Ubuntu 11.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1380-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
57937Ubuntu 11.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1363-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
56865Fedora 15 : kernel-2.6.41.1-1.fc15 (2011-15856)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
56697Fedora 16 : kernel-3.1.0-7.fc16 (2011-15323)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium