BSA-2017-374

Brocade Security Advisory ID

BSA-2017-374

Initial Publication Date

08/25/2017

Last Updated

10/27/2017

Revision

2.0: Interim

Risk Impact

High

Workaround

N/A

Component

Linux Kernel

Affected CVE

CVE-2010-2240

CVSS Score

7.2

Summary

The do_anonymous_page function in mm/memory.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.52, 2.6.32.x before 2.6.32.19, 2.6.34.x before 2.6.34.4, and 2.6.35.x before 2.6.35.2 does not properly separate the stack and the heap, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by writing to the bottom page of a shared memory segment, as demonstrated by a memory-exhaustion attack against the X.Org X server.

Affected Products

Brocade is investigating its product lines to determine which products may be affected by this vulnerability and the impact on each affected product.

Products Confirmed Not Vulnerable

Brocade Fabric OS, Brocade NetIron OS, Brocade ServerIron ADX, Brocade SLX-OS, and Brocade Workflow Composer are confirmed not affected by this vulnerability.

Workaround

There are no workarounds that address this vulnerability.


Revision History

Version Change Date
1.0 Initial Publication August 25, 2017
2.0 Updated to address ADX & WC October 27, 2017

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