mm/huge_memory.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.38-rc5 does not
prevent creation of a transparent huge page (THP) during the existence
of a temporary stack for an exec system call, which allows local users
to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) or possibly have
unspecified other impact via a crafted application.
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MLIST:[oss-security] 20110217 CVE request - kernel: thp: prevent hugepages during args/env copying into the user stack
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