CVE-2008-5029

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2008-11-06
Bugzilla:
470201: CVE-2008-5029 kernel: Unix sockets kernel panic

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The __scm_destroy function in net/core/scm.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.27.4, 2.6.26, and earlier makes indirect recursive calls to itself through calls to the fput function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) via vectors related to sending an SCM_RIGHTS message through a UNIX domain socket and closing file descriptors.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5029 from the MITRE CVE dictionary 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-2009:0009 2009-01-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1550 2009-11-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0014 2009-01-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0225 2009-01-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2 server) (kernel) RHSA-2009:0021 2009-02-25
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