CVE-2008-5713

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2008-03-28
Bugzilla:
477744: CVE-2008-5713 kernel: soft lockup occurs when network load is very high

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The __qdisc_run function in net/sched/sch_generic.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.25 on SMP machines allows local users to cause a denial of service (soft lockup) by sending a large amount of network traffic, as demonstrated by multiple simultaneous invocations of the Netperf benchmark application in UDP_STREAM mode.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5713 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0264.html

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:0264 2009-02-10
Last Modified

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