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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:
Linux Kernel splice(2) Deadlock Condition Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022307
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1961   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 11 2009
Original Entry Date:  May 30 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6.19 - 2.6.30-rc2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel in the splice(2) system call. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can invoke the splice(2) system call to trigger a deadlock condition on the target system.

Impact:   A local user can cause process deadlock conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (,, 2.6.30-rc3).

The source code fix is available at:;a=commitdiff;h=7bfac9ecf0585962fe13584f5cf526d8c8e76f17

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 14 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel splice(2) Deadlock Condition Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.1.

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