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The __qdisc_run function in net/sched/sch_generic.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.25 on SMP machines allows local users to cause a denial of service (soft lockup) by sending a large amount of network traffic as demonstrated by multiple simultaneous invocations of the Netperf benchmark application in UDP_STREAM mode.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9385

The __qdisc_run function in net/sched/sch_generic.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.25 on SMP machines allows local users to cause a denial of service (soft lockup) by sending a large amount of network traffic as demonstrated by multiple simultaneous invocations of the Netperf benchmark application in UDP_STREAM mode.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-5713
Product(s):