CVE-2016-10723 Detail

Current Description

** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.2. Since the page allocator does not yield CPU resources to the owner of the oom_lock mutex, a local unprivileged user can trivially lock up the system forever by wasting CPU resources from the page allocator (e.g., via concurrent page fault events) when the global OOM killer is invoked. NOTE: the software maintainer has not accepted certain proposed patches, in part because of a viewpoint that "the underlying problem is non-trivial to handle."


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10395909/ Issue Tracking  Vendor Advisory 
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9842889/ Issue Tracking  Vendor Advisory 
https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-mm/msg117896.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 

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-2016-10723
NVD Published Date:
06/21/2018
NVD Last Modified:
08/21/2018
Source:
MITRE