CVE Reference: CVE-2012-4398

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CVE-2012-4398

Description:
The __request_module function in kernel/kmod.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4 does not set a certain killable attribute, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted application.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

SUSE
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-03/msg00010.html
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2015-03/msg00025.html

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA55077

REDHAT
  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0223.html
  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1348.html

MLIST
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/09/02/3
  http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1202.0/03340.html

CONFIRM
  http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/linux-3.4.tar.bz2

BID
  55361


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