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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel NETLINK_CONNECTOR Error Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023646
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023646
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0410   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 23 2010
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.6.32.8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can send specially crafted NETLINK_CONNECTOR messages to consume excessive memory on the target system and potentially cause the kernel to crash.

The vulnerability resides in 'drivers/connector/connector.c'.

Sebastian Krahmer reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can consume excessive memory on the target system or cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.6.32.8).

The vendor has also issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=f98bfbd78c37c5946cc53089da32a5f741efdeb7

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 24 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel NETLINK_CONNECTOR Error Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.2.
May 7 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel NETLINK_CONNECTOR Error Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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