CVE-2011-2479

NameCVE-2011-2479
DescriptionThe Linux kernel before 2.6.39 does not properly create transparent huge pages in response to a MAP_PRIVATE mmap system call on /dev/zero, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a crafted application.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

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-2.6source(unstable)2.6.39-1

Notes

[squeeze] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 2.6.38)
[lenny] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 2.6.38)

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