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473259: CVE-2008-5300 kernel: fix soft lockups/OOM issues with unix socket garbage collector

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Linux kernel 2.6.28 allows local users to cause a denial of service ("soft lockup" and process loss) via a large number of sendmsg function calls, which does not block during AF_UNIX garbage collection and triggers an OOM condition, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-5029.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5300 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
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
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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