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CVE-2013-0309

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-02-19
Bugzilla: 912898: CVE-2013-0309 kernel: mm: thp: pmd_present and PROT_NONE local DoS

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h in the Linux kernel before 3.6.2, when transparent huge pages are used, does not properly support PROT_NONE memory regions, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted application.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0309 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:0496 February 20, 2013

External References

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