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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:
Linux Kernel Error in Futex Macros Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024709
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3086   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 9 2010
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can exploit a flaw in the exception fixup code for the __futex_atomic_op1, __futex_atomic_op2, and futex_atomic_cmpxchg_inatomic() macros to cause the target system to crash.

Tavis Ormandy reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix [in 2008], available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 9 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Error in Futex Macros Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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