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."
Overall state of this security issue: Ignore
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
Status of this issue by product and package
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|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|