CVE-2007-3719

NameCVE-2007-3719
DescriptionThe process scheduler in the Linux kernel 2.6.16 gives preference to "interactive" processes that perform voluntary sleeps, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption), as described in "Secretly Monopolizing the CPU Without Superuser Privileges."
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1vulnerable
wheezy (security)3.2.96-3vulnerable
jessie3.16.51-2vulnerable
jessie (security)3.16.51-3+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch (security), stretch4.9.82-1+deb9u3vulnerable
buster4.15.11-1vulnerable
sid4.15.17-1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

This is the existing default behaviour of the scheduler, can be tuned
to suit individual needs

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