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VMSA-2011-0012: ESX third party update for Service Console kernel (CVE-2010-4251)

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VMSA-2011-0012: ESX third party update for Service Console kernel (CVE-2010-4251)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
05/26/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/20/2011
Modified
08/07/2020

Description

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.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-esx40-upgrade-480973
  • vmware-esx41-upgrade-502767

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