Public Date:
849734: CVE-2012-3511 kernel: mm: use-after-free in madvise_remove()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple race conditions in the madvise_remove function in mm/madvise.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4.5 allow local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free and system crash) via vectors involving a (1) munmap or (2) close system call.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3511 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1292 2013-09-26
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2012:1491 2012-12-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2012:1426 2012-11-06