CVE-2012-2373

medium
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Description

The Linux kernel before 3.4.5 on the x86 platform, when Physical Address Extension (PAE) is enabled, does not properly use the Page Middle Directory (PMD), which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via a crafted application that triggers a race condition.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=26c191788f18129af0eb32a358cdaea0c7479626

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=139447903326211&w=2

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0743.html

http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1529-1

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.4.5

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/05/18/11

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=822821

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/26c191788f18129af0eb32a358cdaea0c7479626

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-08-09

Updated: 2016-08-23

Type: CWE-362

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4

Vector: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 1.9

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (18 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
79484OracleVM 3.1 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2012-0042)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
74661openSUSE Security Update : Kernel (openSUSE-SU-2012:0812-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
68676Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2012-2021)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
68675Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2012-2020)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
68544Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2012-0743)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
64176SuSE 11.2 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 6453 / 6457)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
64175SuSE 11.2 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Number 6463)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
61549Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerabilities (USN-1539-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
61511Ubuntu 11.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1533-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
61510USN-1532-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilitiesNessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
61507Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1529-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
61506USN-1514-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilitiesNessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
61331Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20120618)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
59661Fedora 15 : kernel-2.6.43.8-1.fc15 (2012-8931)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
59609CentOS 6 : kernel (CESA-2012:0743)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
59562RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2012:0743)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
59487Fedora 16 : kernel-3.3.8-1.fc16 (2012-8890)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
59390Fedora 17 : kernel-3.4.0-1.fc17 (2012-8824)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium