CVE-2005-3660

Published: 22 December 2005

Linux kernel 2.4 and 2.6 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion and panic) by creating a large number of connected file descriptors or socketpairs and setting a large data transfer buffer, then preventing Linux from being able to finish the transfer by causing the process to become a zombie, or closing the file descriptor without closing an associated reference.

Priority

Unknown

Status

Package Release Status
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

linux-source-2.6.17
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

linux-source-2.6.20
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

linux-source-2.6.22
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage