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CVE-2011-2498

Published: 28 June 2011

The Linux kernel from v2.3.36 before v2.6.39 allows local unprivileged users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering creation of PTE pages.

From the Ubuntu security team

The linux kernel did not properly account for PTE pages when deciding which task to kill in out of memory conditions. A local, unprivileged could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Not vulnerable

lucid Not vulnerable

maverick Not vulnerable

natty
Released (2.6.38-10.44)
oneiric Not vulnerable
(2.6.39-1.6)
precise Not vulnerable
(3.1.0-1.1)
upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc6)
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

precise Not vulnerable
(3.2.0-1600.1)
upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc6)
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Not vulnerable

maverick Ignored
(binary supplied by "linux" now)
natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc6)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Not vulnerable

maverick Does not exist

natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc6)
linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Not vulnerable

maverick Does not exist

natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc6)
linux-lts-backport-natty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid
Released (2.6.38-10.44~lucid1)
maverick Does not exist

natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc6)
linux-lts-backport-oneiric
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Not vulnerable
(3.0.0-5.6~lucid1)
maverick Does not exist

natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc6)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Not vulnerable

maverick Not vulnerable

natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc6)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

maverick Not vulnerable

natty
Released (2.6.38-1209.22)
oneiric Not vulnerable
(3.0.0-1200.1)
precise Not vulnerable
(3.0.0-1401.2)
upstream
Released (2.6.39~rc6)