Public Date:
556703: CVE-2010-0291 kernel: untangle the do_mremap()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Linux kernel before allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (panic) by calling the (1) mmap or (2) mremap function, aka the "do_mremap() mess" or "mremap/mmap mess."

Find out more about CVE-2010-0291 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the important severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via and

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 7.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
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 5 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0504 2010-07-01
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0161 2010-03-23

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