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: 2019-12-05 20:47:25 UTC (commit 0aa5e7c87c8b55d2ec5c7f4ca1179cf75de91961)