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Secunia Security Advisory 32913

Secunia Security Advisory 32913
Posted Nov 28, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

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Secunia Security Advisory 32913

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TITLE:
Linux Kernel "sendmsg()" Garbage Collector Denial of Service

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA32913

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/32913/

CRITICAL:
Not critical

IMPACT:
DoS

WHERE:
Local system

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Linux Kernel 2.6.x
http://secunia.com/advisories/product/2719/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be
exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of
Service).

The vulnerability is caused due "sendmsg()" not correctly blocking
while the UNIX garbage collector is running. This can be exploited to
e.g. cause soft lockups or trigger out of memory conditions in other
applications via certain UNIX socket operations.

SOLUTION:
Fixed in the GIT repository.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Dann Frazier

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.network/112695

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Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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