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CVE request -- Linux kernel: mm: thp: pmd_present and PROT_NONE local DoS
From: Petr Matousek <pmatouse () redhat com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:40:18 +0100

Most VM places are using pmd_none but a few are still using pmd_present.
The meaning is about the same for the pmd. However pmd_present would
return the wrong value on PROT_NONE ranges. When the code using
pmd_present gets a false negative, the kernel will crash.

An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to crash the system.

Upstream fix:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git;a=commit;h=027ef6c8

References:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=912898

Thanks,
-- 
Petr Matousek / Red Hat Security Response Team


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