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CVE-2012-2373 Detail

Current Description

The Linux kernel before 3.4.5 on the x86 platform, when Physical Address Extension (PAE) is enabled, does not properly use the Page Middle Directory (PMD), which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via a crafted application that triggers a race condition.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): High
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://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=26c191788f18129af0eb32a358cdaea0c7479626
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=139447903326211&w=2
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0743.html
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1529-1
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.4.5
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/05/18/11
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=822821
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/26c191788f18129af0eb32a358cdaea0c7479626 Patch

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.4:*:*:*:*:*:x86:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.4:rc1:*:*:*:*:x86:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.4:rc2:*:*:*:*:x86:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.4:rc3:*:*:*:*:x86:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.4:rc4:*:*:*:*:x86:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.4:rc5:*:*:*:*:x86:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.4:rc6:*:*:*:*:x86:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.4:rc7:*:*:*:*:x86:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:x86:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:x86:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:x86:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:x86:*
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Up to (including)
3.4.4


Change History

2 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-2373
NVD Published Date:
08/09/2012
NVD Last Modified:
08/22/2016