24 May 2012
11 Jun 2012
DoS (Denial of Service)
This includes vulnerabilities ranging from excessive resource consumption (e.g. causing a system to use a lot of memory) to crashing an application or an entire system.
A vulnerability has been reported in Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to a memory leak within the handling of huge pages and can be exploited to exhaust available memory resulting in various processes being terminated and a kernel panic.
Successful exploitation requires the kernel to be configured with the CONFIG_HUGETLB_PAGE feature.
Restrict access to trusted users only.