Bug 656830 (CVE-2010-4250) - CVE-2010-4250 kernel: inotify memory leak
Summary: CVE-2010-4250 kernel: inotify memory leak
Alias: CVE-2010-4250
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 656831 656832 656833
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Reported: 2010-11-24 09:27 UTC by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2023-05-11 16:16 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-07-29 13:25:12 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:0330 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel-rt security and bug fix update 2011-03-10 20:04:13 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:0498 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2011-05-10 18:10:04 UTC

Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2010-11-24 09:27:52 UTC
If inotify_init is unable to allocate a new file for the new inotify group we leak the new group.


Red Hat would like to thank Vegard Nossum for reporting this issue.

Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2011-02-21 07:23:40 UTC
This was fixed by commit a2ae4cc9a16e211c8a128ba10d22a85431f093ab upstream.

Also, this vulnerability is not in the NVD, it says 'ERROR, "CVE-2010-4250" is valid CVE format, but CVE was not found.':

Comment 5 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-02-21 07:27:58 UTC
Thanks Chuck. That website usually takes some time to be updated.


Upstream commit:

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2011-03-10 20:04:48 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-5

Via RHSA-2011:0330 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0330.html

Comment 7 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-03-17 11:33:37 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0330.html. A future kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this flaw.

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2011-05-10 18:11:21 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:0498 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0498.html

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