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CVE-2010-3086

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2010-11-09
IAVA:
2011-A-0147
Bugzilla:
633170: CVE-2010-3086 kernel panic via futex

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

include/asm-x86/futex.h in the Linux kernel before 2.6.25 does not properly implement exception fixup, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via an invalid application that triggers a page fault.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3086 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 as they did not support for the FUTEX_LOCK_PI futex operation. It did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG as it has already had the fix to this issue. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0839.html

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0839 2010-11-10

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy for reporting this issue.

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