CVE-2007-6712

Priority
Description
Integer overflow in the hrtimer_forward function (hrtimer.c) in Linux
kernel 2.6.21-rc4, when running on 64-bit systems, allows local users to
cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a timer with a large expiry
value, which causes the timer to always be expired.
Ubuntu-Description
Johannes Bauer discovered that the 64bit kernel did not correctly handle
hrtimer updates. A local attacker could request a large expiration
value and cause the system to hang, leading to a denial of service.
Notes
keesfixed upstream in two ways (see patch list)
Package
Upstream:released (2.6.25~rc2)
Package
Upstream:released (2.6.25~rc2)
Package
Upstream:released (2.6.25~rc2)
Package
Upstream:released (2.6.25~rc2)
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Updated: 2020-03-18 21:57:43 UTC (commit 2ea7df7bd1e69e1e489978d2724a936eb3faa1b8)