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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 16:00:35 +0100
From: Thomas Biege <thomas@...e.de>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: unix socket local dos


JFYI, additional comments

http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/11/25/8



Am Mittwoch, 24. November 2010, 04:03:27 schrieb Eugene Teo:
> 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


-- 
 Thomas Biege <thomas@...e.de>, SUSE LINUX, Security Support & Auditing
 SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)

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