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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-2240

Original release date: 09/03/2010
Last revised: 03/19/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The do_anonymous_page function in mm/memory.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.52, 2.6.32.x before 2.6.32.19, 2.6.34.x before 2.6.34.4, and 2.6.35.x before 2.6.35.2 does not properly separate the stack and the heap, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by writing to the bottom page of a shared memory segment, as demonstrated by a memory-exhaustion attack against the X.Org X server.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [security-announce] 20110428 VMSA-2011-0007 VMware ESXi and ESX Denial of Service and third party updates for Likewise components and ESX Service Console
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0882
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:172
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0009.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27.52
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2011:051
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1024344
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2094
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.32.19
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0007.html
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0670
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=606611
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0660
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.35.2
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.34.4
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20110428 VMSA-2011-0007 VMware ESXi and ESX Denial of Service and third party updates for Likewise components and ESX Service Console
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0661
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:198
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.invisiblethingslab.com/resources/misc-2010/xorg-large-memory-attacks.pdf
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=320b2b8de12698082609ebbc1a17165727f4c893
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13247

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13247
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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