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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-1479

Original release date: 06/21/2012
Last revised: 06/22/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.7 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110411 Re: CVE request: kernel: inotify memory leak
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/d0de4dc584ec6aa3b26fffea320a8457827768fc
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.39
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=d0de4dc584ec6aa3b26fffea320a8457827768fc
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691793

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)