The setup_arg_pages function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel before
2.6.36, when CONFIG_STACK_GROWSDOWN is used, does not properly
restrict the stack memory consumption of the (1) arguments and (2)
environment for a 32-bit application on a 64-bit platform, which
allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a
crafted exec system call, a related issue to CVE-2010-2240.
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BUGTRAQ:20111013 VMSA-2011-0012 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX Service Console
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