DescriptionThe Linux kernel 2.6.24 and 2.6.25 before 22.214.171.124 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of calls to the get_user_pages function, which lacks a ZERO_PAGE optimization and results in allocation of "useless newly zeroed pages."
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
SUSE Security Advisories:
- SUSE-SA:2008:035, published Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:00:00 +0000
- SUSE-SA:2008:037, published Tue, 22 Jul 2008 17:00:00 +0000
- SUSE-SA:2008:038, published Tue, 29 Jul 2008 16:00:00 +0000
SUSE Timeline for this CVECVE page created: Tue Jul 9 15:53:52 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:45:41 2022