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Bug 252729 (CVE-2008-5713) - Linux < Add preemption point in qdisc_run (CVE-2008-5713)
Summary: Linux < Add preemption point in qdisc_run (CVE-2008-5713)
Alias: CVE-2008-5713
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: [linux <] [gp < 2.6.24-7]
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-12-27 18:44 UTC by Robert Buchholz (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-09-12 04:44 UTC (History)
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Description Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-12-27 18:44:17 UTC
CVE-2008-5713 (
  The __qdisc_run function in net/sched/sch_generic.c in the Linux
  kernel before 2.6.25 on SMP machines allows local users to cause a
  denial of service (soft lockup) by sending a large amount of network
  traffic, as demonstrated by multiple simultaneous invocations of the
  Netperf benchmark application in UDP_STREAM mode.