DescriptionThe process scheduler in the Linux kernel 2.4 performs scheduling based on CPU billing gathered from periodic process sampling ticks, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) by performing voluntary nanosecond sleeps that result in the process not being active during a clock interrupt, as described in "Secretly Monopolizing the CPU Without Superuser Privileges."
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
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SUSE Timeline for this CVECVE page created: Tue Jul 9 15:40:32 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:45:37 2022