CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-07-06
CWE: CWE-416
Bugzilla: 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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2012:1491 December 04, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1292 September 26, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2012:1426 November 06, 2012

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