CVE-2012-2127

2012-06-21T23:55:00
ID CVE-2012-2127
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2013-02-12T05:08:00

Description

fs/proc/root.c in the procfs implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.2 does not properly interact with CLONE_NEWPID clone system calls, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (reference leak and memory consumption) by making many connections to a daemon that uses PID namespaces to isolate clients, as demonstrated by vsftpd.