CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2011-4621

Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop')

Published: May 17, 2012 | Modified: Feb 13, 2023
CVSS 3.x
5.5
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS 2.x
4.9 MEDIUM
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The Linux kernel before 2.6.37 does not properly implement a certain clock-update optimization, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) via an application that executes code in a loop.

Weakness

The product contains an iteration or loop with an exit condition that cannot be reached, i.e., an infinite loop.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Linux_kernel Linux * *

References