Denial of service in Linux Kernel

Published: 2018-05-16
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-1000200
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Linux kernel
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Linux Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Null pointer dereference

EUVDB-ID: #VU12742

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-1000200

CWE-ID: CWE-476 - NULL Pointer Dereference

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The weakness exists due to a flaw in the Linux kernel where an out of memory (oom) killing of a process that has large spans of mlocked memory. A local attacker can trigger NULL pointer dereference and cause the system to crash.


Update to version 4.16.9.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: 4.10 - 4.16.8

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?