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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Ethernet Bonding Driver Offset Error Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025558
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025558
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-1581   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 20 2011
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.6.38
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A network device that has more than 16 receive queues can cause the Ethernet bonding driver implementation to crash.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=fd0e435b0fe85622f167b84432552885a4856ac8

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

Message History:   None.


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