|Bugzilla:||656830: CVE-2010-4250 kernel: inotify memory leak|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Memory leak in the inotify_init1 function in fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via vectors involving failed attempts to create files.
This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0330.html. A future kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this flaw.
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Red Hat security errata
|MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt)||RHSA-2011:0330||March 10, 2011|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel)||RHSA-2011:0498||May 10, 2011|
Red Hat would like to thank Vegard Nossum for reporting this issue.
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