CVE Database

CVE-2010-4249

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-11-24
Bugzilla: 656756: CVE-2010-4249 kernel: unix socket local dos
IAVA: 2011-A-0147

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The wait_for_unix_gc function in net/unix/garbage.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37-rc3-next-20101125 does not properly select times for garbage collection of inflight sockets, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) via crafted use of the socketpair and sendmsg system calls for SOCK_SEQPACKET sockets.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4249 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

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-2011:0330 March 10, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0162 January 18, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0303 March 01, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0007 January 11, 2011

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Vegard Nossum for reporting this issue.

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