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The Linux kernel 2.6.24 and 2.6.25 before 2.6.25.9 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of calls to the get_user_pages function which lacks a ZERO_PAGE optimization and results in allocation of "useless newly zeroed pages."

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The Linux kernel 2.6.24 and 2.6.25 before 2.6.25.9 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of calls to the get_user_pages function which lacks a ZERO_PAGE optimization and results in allocation of "useless newly zeroed pages."

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-2372
Product(s):