The online_pages function in mm/memory_hotplug.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact in opportunistic circumstances by using memory that was hot-added by an administrator.
Published 2012-12-21 11:47:37
Updated 2023-02-13 04:37:11
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionDenial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2012-5517

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2012-5517
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 49152
IPs affected by CVE-2012-5517 144,408
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2012-5517

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-2012-5517

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.0
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
1.9
6.9
NIST

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