DescriptionRace condition in the scan_get_next_rmap_item function in mm/ksm.c in the Linux kernel before, when Kernel SamePage Merging (KSM) is enabled, allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot known to be vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux-2.6 (PTS)squeeze, squeeze (security)2.6.32-48squeeze6fixed
squeeze (lts)2.6.32-48squeeze14fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6sourcelenny(not affected)


[lenny] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)

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