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CVE-2010-4250

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Overview

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.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1394-1
Posted Mar 7, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1394-1 - Aristide Fattori and Roberto Paleari reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of IPv4 icmp packets. A remote user could exploit this to cause a denial of service. Vegard Nossum discovered a leak in the kernel's inotify_init() system call. A local, unprivileged user could exploit this to cause a denial of service. An error was discovered in the kernel's handling of CUSE (Character device in Userspace). A local attacker might exploit this flaw to escalate privilege, if access to /dev/cuse has been modified to allow non-root users. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, kernel, local, root
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-1927, CVE-2010-4250, CVE-2010-4650, CVE-2011-0006, CVE-2011-0716, CVE-2011-1476, CVE-2011-1477, CVE-2011-1759, CVE-2011-2182, CVE-2011-3619, CVE-2011-4621, CVE-2012-0038, CVE-2012-0044, CVE-2010-4250, CVE-2010-4650, CVE-2011-0006, CVE-2011-0716, CVE-2011-1476, CVE-2011-1477, CVE-2011-1759, CVE-2011-1927, CVE-2011-2182, CVE-2011-3619, CVE-2011-4621, CVE-2012-0038, CVE-2012-0044
MD5 | 949df2a21262fb8d6a914e7f3f1087e3
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1242-1
Posted Oct 25, 2011
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1242-1 - It was discovered that the security fix for CVE-2010-4250 introduced a regression. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that taskstats did not enforce access restrictions. A local attacker could exploit this to read certain information, leading to a loss of privacy. Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that /proc/PID/io did not enforce access restrictions. A local attacker could exploit this to read certain information, leading to a loss of privacy. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-1479, CVE-2011-2494, CVE-2011-2495, CVE-2011-2695, CVE-2011-2905, CVE-2011-2909, CVE-2011-3188, CVE-2011-3363, CVE-2010-4250
MD5 | a1392163976dafaae4ee98fda84eec69
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