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CVE-2007-6712 - Tantalic Cosals

Description

Integer overflow in the hrtimer_forward function (hrtimer.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.21-rc4 when running on 64-bit systems allows local users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a timer with a large expiry value which causes the timer to always be expired.

Reference

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/chris/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=13788ccc41ceea5893f9c747c59bc0b28f2416c2 http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1588 http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0275.html http://secunia.com/advisories/30294 http://secunia.com/advisories/30368 http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-06/msg00006.html http://secunia.com/advisories/31107 http://secunia.com/advisories/30818 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-625-1 http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0585.html http://secunia.com/advisories/31628 http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29294 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41827 https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9210