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The hugepage code (hugetlb.c) in Linux kernel 2.6 possibly 2.6.12 and 2.6.13 in certain configurations allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) by triggering an mmap error before a prefault which causes an error in the unmap_hugepage_area function.

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The hugepage code (hugetlb.c) in Linux kernel 2.6 possibly 2.6.12 and 2.6.13 in certain configurations allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) by triggering an mmap error before a prefault which causes an error in the unmap_hugepage_area function.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-4811
Product(s):