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CVE-2010-0410

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-02-02
Bugzilla: 561682: CVE-2010-0410 kernel: OOM/crash in drivers/connector
IAVA: 2011-A-0066

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

drivers/connector/connector.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32.8 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and system crash) by sending the kernel many NETLINK_CONNECTOR messages.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0410 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/CVE-2010-0410.

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4, as they do not include support for kernel connectors. Future updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0161 March 23, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0398 May 06, 2010

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer for reporting this issue.

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