CVE-2008-5079

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Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2008-12-05
Bugzilla:
473696: CVE-2008-5079 Linux Kernel 'atm module' Local Denial of Service

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

net/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.27.8 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) by making two calls to svc_listen for the same socket, and then reading a /proc/net/atm/*vc file, related to corruption of the vcc table.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5079 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0225 2009-01-20
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2009:0053 2009-02-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2 server) (kernel) RHSA-2009:0021 2009-02-25
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