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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel __scm_destroy() Recursive State Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021292
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021292
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-5029   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 28 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.4.36.9; 2.6 prior to 2.6.25.20
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A local user can trigger a kernel panic.

A local user can cause the __scm_destroy() function to close a socket and enter back into the function, resulting in an eventual kernel panic.

The vulnerability resides in 'net/core/scm.c'.

The original advisory is available at:

http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=122593044330973&w=2

darkircop.org reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause a kernel panic on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.4.36.9, 2.6.25.20).
Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 14 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel __scm_destroy() Recursive State Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Jan 20 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel __scm_destroy() Recursive State Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Jan 22 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel __scm_destroy() Recursive State Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.0.
Feb 25 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel __scm_destroy() Recursive State Bug Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Extended Update Support.



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