Upstream information

CVE-2010-4256 at MITRE


The pipe_fcntl function in fs/pipe.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 does not properly determine whether a file is a named pipe, which allows local users to cause a denial of service via an F_SETPIPE_SZ fcntl call.

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 4.9
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 656483 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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