Upstream information

CVE-2010-1488 at MITRE


The proc_oom_score function in fs/proc/base.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34-rc4 uses inappropriate data structures during selection of a candidate for the OOM killer, which might allow local users to cause a denial of service via unspecified patterns of task creation.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 2.1
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This bug was introduced in 2.6.32 and so affects only SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1. It was fixed before shipment.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 596460 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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