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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2372

Original release date: 07/02/2008
Last revised: 11/26/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The Linux kernel 2.6.24 and 2.6.25 before 2.6.25.9 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of calls to the get_user_pages function, which lacks a ZERO_PAGE optimization and results in allocation of "useless newly zeroed pages."

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:035
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2629
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=89f5b7da2a6bad2e84670422ab8192382a5aeb9f
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.25.9
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31628
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20080430 Re: Page Faults slower in 2.6.25-rc9 than 2.6.23
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30982
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9383
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:037
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32393
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0957
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-getuserpages-dos(43550)
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-659-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32485
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30901
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0585
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0207
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31202
External Source: MISC
Name: http://new-ubuntu-news.blogspot.com/2008/06/re-pending-stable-kernel-security_25.html
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:038

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9383
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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