CVE-2011-1479

Published: 06 October 2011

Double free vulnerability in the inotify subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39 allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via vectors involving failed attempts to create files. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2010-4250.

From the Ubuntu security team

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.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc2)
Patches:
Introduced by a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab
Fixed by d0de4dc584ec6aa3b26fffea320a8457827768fc
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc2)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc2)
linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc2)
linux-lts-backport-natty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc2)
linux-lts-backport-oneiric
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc2)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc2)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc2)