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Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 15:34:55 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request - kernel: thp: prevent hugepages
 during args/env copying into the user stack

Please use CVE-2011-0999.



----- Original Message -----
> "Transparent hugepages can only be created if rmap is fully
> functional.
> A specially crafted binary could allow the user stack to grow huge and
> backed by hugepages without this patch while is_vma_temporary_stack()
> is
> true.
> This also optmizes away some harmless but unnecessary setting of
> khugepaged_scan.address and it switches some BUG_ON to VM_BUG_ON."
> mm/huge_memory.c - introduced in 71e3aac0 (v2.6.38-rc1)
> Thanks, Eugene

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