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Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 02:57:37 -0500 (EST)
From: Wade Mealing <>
To: OSS Security List <>
Subject: CVE request - Linux kernel - Unix sockets use after free -
 peer_wait_queue prematurely freed


A flaw was found in the Linux kernels implementation of Unix sockets(AF_UNIX).  A
server polling for data coming from a client socket may put the peer
socket on a wait list.  This peer may close the connection making
the reference on the wait list no longer valid. A determined attacker
could poison this memory and lead to bypassing permissions on a the socket, 
and packets being injected into the stream.  This may also panic the machine.


Wade Mealing

Original discussion:

Upstream patch:
- Patch discussion available at the same url, no final patch at the time of writing

Red Hat Bugzilla:

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