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drivers/connector/connector.c in the Linux kernel before 22.214.171.124 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and system crash) by sending the kernel many NETLINK_CONNECTOR messages.
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4, as they do not include support for kernel connectors. Future updates in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw.
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