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Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:05:13 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Eugene Teo <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: oom: fix integer overflow
 of points in oom_badness

On 10/31/2011 06:09 PM, Eugene Teo wrote:
> An integer overflow will happen on 64bit archs if task's sum of rss,
> swapents and nr_ptes exceeds (2^31)/1000 value. This was introduced by
> commit f755a04 oom: use pte pages in OOM score. This can cause a denial
> of service.
> Eugene
Please use CVE-2011-4097 for this issue


-Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team

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