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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Bugs in hugetlb_vmtruncate_list() Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034968
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034968
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0617   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 9 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.3-rc1 and later
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user can trigger a flaw in the hugetlb_vmtruncate_list() function to cause page mapping errors on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in 'fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c'.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=9aacdd354d197ad64685941b36d28ea20ab88757

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 29 2016 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Linux Kernel Bugs in hugetlb_vmtruncate_list() Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Target System
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 6 and 7.



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