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CVE-2008-5079

Published: 9 December 2008

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.

From the Ubuntu security team

Hugo Dias discovered that the ATM subsystem did not correctly manage socket counts. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang, leading to a denial of service.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

gutsy Does not exist

hardy
Released (2.6.24-23.48)
intrepid
Released (2.6.27-11.27)
upstream
Released (2.6.27.8)
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper
Released (2.6.15-53.75)
gutsy Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

intrepid Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

linux-source-2.6.22
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

gutsy
Released (2.6.22-16.61)
hardy Does not exist

intrepid Does not exist

upstream Needs triage