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CVE-2010-4250 Detail

Current Description

Memory leak in the inotify_init1 function in fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via vectors involving failed attempts to create files.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.37
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab Patch
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/11/24/11
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=656830
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab Patch

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.36.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.36.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.36.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
2.6.36.4


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2010-4250
NVD Published Date:
06/21/2012
NVD Last Modified:
06/26/2012