Upstream information

CVE-2012-0028 at MITRE


The robust futex implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28 does not properly handle processes that make exec system calls, which allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges by writing to a memory location in a child process.

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 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This issue was not in the 2.6.16 kernel, so SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 and older are not affected. The issue was fixed before 2.6.32, so SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1 and newer are also not affected.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 739721 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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