The gfs2_lock function in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34-rc1-next-20100312, and the gfs_lock function in the Linux kernel on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and 6, does not properly remove POSIX locks on files that are setgid without group-execute permission, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (BUG and system crash) by locking a file on a (1) GFS or (2) GFS2 filesystem, and then changing this file's permissions.
Published 2010-03-16 19:30:00
Updated 2020-08-07 15:13:36
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2010-0727

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2010-0727

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CWE ids for CVE-2010-0727

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Vendor statements for CVE-2010-0727

  • Red Hat 2010-04-06
    Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: This issue did not affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG, as it did not include support for the GFS and GFS2 file systems. For the GFS issue, it was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 in the gfs package, 4 in the GFS-kernel package, and 5 in the gfs-kmod package, via,, respectively. For the GFS2 issue, it was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 in the kernel package via

References for CVE-2010-0727

Products affected by CVE-2010-0727

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