CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2011-2484

Published: Jun 24, 2011 | Modified: Jul 27, 2020
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
4.9 MEDIUM
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The add_del_listener function in kernel/taskstats.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.39.1 and earlier does not prevent multiple registrations of exit handlers, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption), and bypass the OOM Killer, via a crafted application.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Linux_kernel Linux * 2.6.39.1

References