CVE-2011-1479

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2011-04-05
Bugzilla:
691793: CVE-2011-1479 kernel: DoS (crash) due slab corruption in inotify_init1 (incomplete fix for CVE-2010-4250)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Double free vulnerability in the inotify subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via vectors involving failed attempts to create files. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2010-4250.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1479 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This has been addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0498.html and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1253.html.

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 MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2011:1253 2011-09-12
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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