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net/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.27.8 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) by making two calls to svc_listen for the same socket and then reading a /proc/net/atm/*vc file related to corruption of the vcc table.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11288

net/atm/svc.c in the ATM subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.27.8 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel infinite loop) by making two calls to svc_listen for the same socket and then reading a /proc/net/atm/*vc file related to corruption of the vcc table.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-5079
Product(s):