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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."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  06/21/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

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
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

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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