The Linux kernel before 2.6.39 does not properly create transparent huge pages in response to a MAP_PRIVATE mmap system call on /dev/zero, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted application.
Published 2013-03-01 12:37:54
Updated 2023-02-13 04:31:05
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2011-2479

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2011-2479
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 49152
IPs affected by CVE-2011-2479 1,556
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2011-2479

0.04%
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-2011-2479

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
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2011-2479

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2011-2479

Products affected by CVE-2011-2479

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