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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-2390

Memory leak in mm/hugetlb.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption or system crash) via invalid MAP_HUGETLB mmap operations.
Publish Date : 2012-06-13 Last Update Date : 2012-11-06
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C 2012-05-22 2012-05-17
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2012-2034 -- Unbreakable Enterprise kernel Security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27254 unix
ELSA-2012-2035 -- Unbreakable Enterprise kernel security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27648 unix
ELSA-2012:1304: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23789 unix
RHSA-2012:1304: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21577 unix
RHSA-2012:1304: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121304 unix
USN-1515-1 -- linux vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17677 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-2012-2390

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.4 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.4 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.4 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.4 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.4 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.4 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.4 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 9

- References For CVE-2012-2390 CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20120523 Re: CVE Request -- kernel: huge pages: memory leak on mmap failure CONFIRM CONFIRM;a=commit;h=c50ac050811d6485616a193eb0f37bfbd191cc89 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-2390

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

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