Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 11:03:27 +0800 From: Eugene Teo <eugene@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: CVE request: kernel: unix socket local dos 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: http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/11/23/395 Partial fix: http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/11/23/450 Reference: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=656756 Thanks, Eugene
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