CVE-2010-4250 (retired)

Priority
Description
Memory leak in the inotify_init1 function in
fs/notify/inotify/inotify_user.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37 allows
local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via vectors
involving failed attempts to create files.
Ubuntu-Description
Vegard Nossum discovered a leak in the kernel's inotify_init() system call.
A local, unprivileged user could exploit this to cause a denial of service.
Notes
 mdeslaur> reproducer: http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/11/23/418
 apw> identified the introducing commit as:
 apw> 825f9692fbe417b9fb529477056ba72022847038
Package
Source: linux (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:released (2.6.37~rc7)
Patches:
Introduced by 825f9692fbe417b9fb529477056ba72022847038Fixed by a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab
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Upstream:released (2.6.37~rc7)
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Upstream:released (2.6.37~rc7)
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Upstream:released (2.6.37~rc7)
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Upstream:released (2.6.37~rc7)
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Updated: 2019-03-26 11:54:01 UTC (commit ccdecfcf0fead22bd291e5f4ea745a46872dcb15)