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Bug 291351 (CVE-2009-3621) - Kernel: AF_UNIX socket DoS (CVE-2009-3621)
Summary: Kernel: AF_UNIX socket DoS (CVE-2009-3621)
Alias: CVE-2009-3621
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: [linux <] [linux >=2.6.28 <2...
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-10-31 19:12 UTC by Alex Legler (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-09-15 18:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Alex Legler (RETIRED) archtester gentoo-dev Security 2009-10-31 19:12:33 UTC
CVE-2009-3621 (
  net/unix/af_unix.c in the Linux kernel and earlier allows
  local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) by creating an
  abstract-namespace AF_UNIX listening socket, performing a shutdown
  operation on this socket, and then performing a series of connect
  operations to this socket.