The Linux kernel 2.6.24 and 2.6.25 before 2.6.25.9 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of calls to the get_user_pages function, which lacks a ZERO_PAGE optimization and results in allocation of "useless newly zeroed pages."
Published 2008-07-02 16:41:00
Updated 2023-02-13 02:19:10
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Input validationDenial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2008-2372

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2008-2372
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 21
IPs affected by CVE-2008-2372 22
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-2372

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 8 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-2372

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
3.9
6.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2008-2372

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Products affected by CVE-2008-2372

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