CVE-2010-4243

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2010-08-13
IAVA:
2011-A-0147
Bugzilla:
625688: CVE-2010-4243 kernel: mm: mem allocated invisible to oom_kill() when not attached to any threads

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 does not enable the OOM Killer to assess use of stack memory by arrays representing the (1) arguments and (2) environment, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted exec system call, aka an "OOM dodging issue," a related issue to CVE-2010-3858.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4243 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
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 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0283 2011-02-22
Red Hat MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2011:1253 2011-09-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0017 2011-01-13

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Brad Spengler for reporting this issue.
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