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Linux Kernel 'unix_stream_connect()' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6895

net/unix/af_unix.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.31.4 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) by creating an abstract-namespace AF_UNIX listening socket performing a shutdown operation on this socket and then performing a series of connect operations to this socket.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-3621
Product(s):