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USN-1468-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

12 June 2012

The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

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Schacher Raindel discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's memory handling
when hugetlb is enabled. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service and potentially gain higher privileges.

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References

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