DescriptionLinux kernel 2.4 and 2.6 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion and panic) by creating a large number of connected file descriptors or socketpairs and setting a large data transfer buffer, then preventing Linux from being able to finish the transfer by causing the process to become a zombie, or closing the file descriptor without closing an associated reference.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
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SUSE Timeline for this CVECVE page created: Fri Jun 28 02:21:25 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:45:32 2022