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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.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9921

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):
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-3621
Product(s):