74624 : Linux Kernel Event Overflows Local DoS
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2011-07-22

Description

<em style='font-weight:bold;'>(Description Provided by <a href="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2011-2918" target="_blank">CVE</a>)</em> : The Performance Events subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.1 does not properly handle event overflows associated with PERF_COUNT_SW_CPU_CLOCK events, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) via a crafted application.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Impact: Loss of Availability
Solution: Patch / RCS
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, a fix has been released to the GIT repository to address this vulnerability. Check the vendor advisory or solution in the references section.

Products

Unknown or Incomplete

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 4.9
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-05-25 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_0 Availability_impact_2

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