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CVE-2010-4169

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-11-09
Bugzilla: 651671: CVE-2010-4169 kernel: perf bug

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in mm/mprotect.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37-rc2 allows local users to cause a denial of service via vectors involving an mprotect system call.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4169 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

The Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 did not backport the upstream commit dab5855 that introduced the issue. Future kernel updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.7
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0958 December 08, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0283 February 22, 2011

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