CVE-2005-3660

NameCVE-2005-3660
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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie (security), jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch4.9.82-1+deb9u3vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.88-1+deb9u1vulnerable
buster4.16.12-1vulnerable
sid4.16.16-2vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

Design limitation, for rare corner cases, where this poses a problem advanced
resource management systems can be deployed

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