CVE-2012-5517

2012-12-21T11:47:00
ID CVE-2012-5517
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2013-06-21T03:14:00

Description

The online_pages function in mm/memory_hotplug.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact in opportunistic circumstances by using memory that was hot-added by an administrator. Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/476.html

'CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference'