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net/unix/af_unix.c in the Linux kernel 220.127.116.11 and earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) by creating an abstract-namespace AF_UNIX listening socket, performing a shutdown operation on this socket, and then performing a series of connect operations to this socket.
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This issue has been rated as having moderate security impact.
It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1671.html , https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1670.html and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1540.html respectively.
This issue is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, due to this product being in Production 3 of its maintenance life-cycle, where only qualified security errata of important or critical impact are addressed.
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