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Overview

Vulnerability Score 4.7 4.7
CVE Id CVE-2011-1479
Last Modified 22 Jun 2012 12:00:00
Published 21 Jun 2012 07:55:02
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE

CVE-2011-1479

Summary

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.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.38

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.38.1

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.38.2

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.38.3

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.38.4

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.38.5

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.38.6

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.38.7

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.38.8


References

CONFIRM - https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/d0de4dc584ec6aa3b26fffea320a8457827768fc

CONFIRM - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691793

MLIST - [oss-security] 20110411 Re: CVE request: kernel: inotify memory leak

CONFIRM - http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=d0de4dc584ec6aa3b26fffea320a8457827768fc

CONFIRM - http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.39


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:56:34