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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-4250

Memory leak in the inotify_init1 function in fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via vectors involving failed attempts to create files.
Publish Date : 2012-06-21 Last Update Date : 2012-06-26
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.9
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
4.9
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C 2010-11-24 2010-11-24
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2010-4250 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20104250 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0498 -- kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28065 unix
ELSA-2011:0498: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23384 unix
RHSA-2011:0498: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21924 unix
RHSA-2011:0498: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110498 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2010-4250

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.36.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.36.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.36.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.36.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 4

- References For CVE-2010-4250

http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.37 CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=656830 CONFIRM
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/11/24/11
MLIST [oss-security] 20101124 Re: CVE request: kernel: inotify memory leak
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab CONFIRM
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-4250

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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