|Bugzilla:||561682: CVE-2010-0410 kernel: OOM/crash in drivers/connector|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
drivers/connector/connector.c in the Linux kernel before 188.8.131.52 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and system crash) by sending the kernel many NETLINK_CONNECTOR messages.
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
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.
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Red Hat security errata
|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|
Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer for reporting this issue.
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