CVE-2010-4243 Detail

Current Description

fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 does not enable the OOM Killer to assess use of stack memory by arrays representing the (1) arguments and (2) environment, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted exec system call, aka an "OOM dodging issue," a related issue to CVE-2010-3858.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=3c77f845722158206a7209c45ccddc264d19319c Patch 
http://grsecurity.net/~spender/64bit_dos.c Exploit 
http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/Kernel/2010-11/msg13278.html Patch 
http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/8/27/429
http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/8/29/206 Exploit  Patch 
http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/8/30/138
http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/8/30/378
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/11/22/15 Exploit  Patch 
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/11/22/6 Exploit 
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/15619 Exploit 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.37
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0017.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/520102/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/45004
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0012.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=625688 Exploit  Patch 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/64700

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2010-4243
NVD Published Date:
01/22/2011
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2018
Source:
MITRE