Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 253313
CVE-2007-3739 LTC36188-Don't allow the stack to grow into hugetlb reserved regions
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:47 EST
From Adam Litke's mail to LKML (http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/1/29/180):
[PATCH] Don't allow the stack to grow into hugetlb reserved regions
When expanding the stack, we don't currently check if the VMA will cross
into an area of the address space that is reserved for hugetlb pages.
Subsequent faults on the expanded portion of such a VMA will confuse the
low-level MMU code, resulting in an OOPS. Check for this.
A patch for this issue has been included in build 2.6.18-8.1.10.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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