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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:32:40 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: mm: mem allocated invisible
 to oom_kill() when not attached to any threads

Please use CVE-2010-4243



----- "Eugene Teo" <> wrote:

> This is the OOM dodging issue that can be triggered with Brad's 
> reproducer at Written
> in the comments: "The second bug here is that the memory usage
> explodes 
> within the kernel from a single 128k allocation in userland The 
> explosion of memory isn't accounted for by any task so it won't be 
> terminated by the OOM killer."
> I don't recall seeing a CVE name assigned to this, so please assign
> one. 
> Upstream is still attempting to fix this.
> Thanks, Eugene

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