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Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 08:15:05 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: unix socket local dos

----- "Eugene Teo" <> wrote:

> Reported by Vegard Nossum: "I found this program lying around on my 
> laptop. It kills my box (2.6.35) instantly by consuming a lot of
> memory 
> (allocated by the kernel, so the process doesn't get killed by the OOM
> killer). As far as I can tell, the memory isn't being freed when the 
> program exits either. Maybe it will eventually get cleaned up the UNIX
> socket garbage collector thing, but in that case it doesn't get called
> quickly enough to save my machine at least."
> Reproducer:
> Partial fix:
> Reference:

Please use CVE-2010-4249



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