Upstream information

CVE-2016-10723 at MITRE

Description

** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.17.2. Since the page allocator does not yield CPU resources to the owner of the oom_lock mutex, a local unprivileged user can trivially lock up the system forever by wasting CPU resources from the page allocator (e.g., via concurrent page fault events) when the global OOM killer is invoked. NOTE: the software maintainer has not accepted certain proposed patches, in part because of a viewpoint that "the underlying problem is non-trivial to handle."

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Ignore

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
CVSS v3 Scores
  SUSE
Base Score 3.3
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1098725 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

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Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 GA kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 GA kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 kernel-source Ignore