The socket implementation in net/core/sock.c in the Linux kernel
before 2.6.34 does not properly manage a backlog of received packets,
which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory
consumption) by sending a large amount of network traffic, as
demonstrated by netperf UDP tests.
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BUGTRAQ:20111013 VMSA-2011-0012 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX Service Console
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