CVE-2011-2918

NameCVE-2011-2918
DescriptionThe Performance Events subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.1 does not properly handle event overflows associated with PERF_COUNT_SW_CPU_CLOCK events, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) via a crafted application.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2303-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6source(unstable)3.0.0-2medium
linux-2.6sourcelenny(not affected)
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze2.6.32-35squeeze1mediumDSA-2303-1

Notes

[lenny] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (perf not yet present)

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