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CVE-2011-4098 Detail

Current Description

The fallocate implementation in the GFS2 filesystem in the Linux kernel before 3.2 relies on the page cache, which might allow local users to cause a denial of service by preallocating blocks in certain situations involving insufficient memory.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 1.9 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=64dd153c83743af81f20924c6343652d731eeecb Exploit Patch
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/patch-3.2.bz2 Patch
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/64dd153c83743af81f20924c6343652d731eeecb
https://oss.oracle.com/git/?p=redpatch.git;a=commit;h=fadca7bdc43b02f518585d9547019966415cadfd
https://www.redhat.com/archives/cluster-devel/2011-September/msg00064.html

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer (CWE-119)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.2:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.2:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.2:rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.2:rc5:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.2:rc6:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
3.2


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2011-4098
NVD Published Date:
06/08/2013
NVD Last Modified:
06/10/2013