Linux Kenrel knfsd denial of service
|linux-kernel-knfsd-dos (58957)||Medium Risk|
Linux Kernel is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error related to when the current->mm based modifier to the overcommit goes through a NULL pointer. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability via an export of export shmemfs objects and runing strict overcommit to cause knfsd to crash.
Denial of Service
Refer to Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 595970 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 595970: CVE-2010-1643 kernel: nfsd: fix vm overcommit crash.
- BID-40377: Linux Kernel 'knfsd' 'current->mm' Modifier Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2010-1643: mm/shmem.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28-rc3, when strict overcommit is enabled, does not properly handle the export of shmemfs objects by knfsd, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and knfsd crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors.
- MDVSA-2010:198: kernel
- RHSA-2010-0631: Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update
- SUSE-SA:2010:031: Linux kernel security update
- Linux Kernel 2.6.34
- Mandriva Linux 2009.0
- Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
- RedHat MRG v1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
May 26, 2010
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