DescriptionMemory leak in the inotify_init1 function in fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via vectors involving failed attempts to create files.
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 severitymedium

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6sourcelenny(not affected)
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze(not affected)
linux-2.6sourcewheezy(not affected)


[squeeze] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Introduced after 2.6.32)
[lenny] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Introduced after 2.6.32)
[wheezy] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Introduced after 2.6.32)

Search for package or bug name: Reporting problems