CVE-2010-4249

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

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 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0007 2011-01-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0303 2011-03-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0162 2011-01-18
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2011:0330 2011-03-10

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1 realtime-kernel Affected

Acknowledgements

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

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