Some futex functions in futex.c for Linux kernel 2.6.x perform get_user calls while holding the mmap_sem semaphore, which could allow local users to cause a deadlock condition in do_page_fault by triggering get_user faults while another thread is executing mmap or other functions.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service
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