DescriptionA locally locally exploitable DOS vulnerability was found in pax-linux versions, 2.6.38-test3.patch, and A bad bounds check in arch_get_unmapped_area_topdown triggered by programs doing an mmap after a MAP_GROWSDOWN mmap will create an infinite loop condition without releasing the VM semaphore eventually leading to a system crash.
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NOT-FOR-US: PaX hardening patch

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