CVE-2007-6712

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Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2007-03-16
CWE:
CWE-835
Bugzilla:
439999: CVE-2007-6712 kernel: infinite loop in highres timers (kernel hang)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the hrtimer_forward function (hrtimer.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.21-rc4, when running on 64-bit systems, allows local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a timer with a large expiry value, which causes the timer to always be expired.

Find out more about CVE-2007-6712 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2008:0585 2008-08-26
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0275 2008-05-20
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