Openwall GNU/*/Linux - a small security-enhanced Linux distro for servers
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:51:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: NLM: Don't hang forever on
 NLM unlock requests

----- Original Message -----
> NLM: Don't hang forever on NLM unlock requests
> If the NLM daemon is killed on the NFS server, we can currently end up
> hanging forever on an 'unlock' request, instead of aborting.  Basically,
> if the rpcbind request fails, or the server keeps returning garbage, we
> really want to quit instead of retrying.
> Tested-by: Vasily Averin <>
> Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <>
> Cc:
> In English, it means that a local, unprivileged user could use the flock
> system call on a NFS share to cause a denial of service.

Please use CVE-2011-2491.



Powered by blists - more mailing lists

Your e-mail address:

Please check out the Open Source Software Security Wiki, which is counterpart to this mailing list.

Powered by Openwall GNU/*/Linux - Powered by OpenVZ