arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel.c in the Linux kernel before
3.8.9, when the Performance Events Subsystem is enabled, specifies an
incorrect bitmask, which allows local users to cause a denial of
service (general protection fault and system crash) by attempting to
set a reserved bit.
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MLIST:[oss-security] 20130605 Re: CVE Request: More perf security fixes
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