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Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 13:13:16 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: setrlimit can be avoided (Linux less than 2.6.22)

* Kees Cook:

> This rlimit-avoiding bug probably needs a CVE associated with it.  Users
> could avoid RLIMIT_CPU by setting it to "0".  The fixes in 2.6.17 did
> not actually fix the problem.
> Bugs:
> Fixed in 2.6.22:

I doubt it's fixed completely.  I've seen spinning Java processes on
later kernel versions which drove up the load average, but were reported
as 0% CPU most of the time.

Or does RLIMIT_CPU use separate counters?

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