Linux 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.
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IDEFENSE:20051222 Linux Kernel Socket Buffer Memory Exhaustion DoS Vulnerability
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