Bug 1291054 - net-snmp leaks fds when on an SCTP enabled system
net-snmp leaks fds when on an SCTP enabled system
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: net-snmp (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Jan Safranek
Dalibor Pospíšil
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Reported: 2015-12-13 03:33 EST by Martin Poole
Modified: 2016-05-10 21:03 EDT (History)
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Cause: When a machine uses SCTP protocol and at the same time Net-SNMP daemon is running on the machine and is asked for statistics in SCTP-MIB, a file descriptor could be leaked in the SNMP daemon. Consequence: On busy systems, the daemon could reach maximum amount of opened file descriptors and crash. Fix: File descriptor leaks in SCTP-MIB were fixed. Result: The daemon does not crash.
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Last Closed: 2016-05-10 21:03:21 EDT
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Description Martin Poole 2015-12-13 03:33:52 EST
Description of problem:

net-snmp is leaking file descriptors when run on an SCTP-enabled system until it runs out and effectively blocks.

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Appears to need upstream patch

Commit: 65f2b7bcd4fe03906aa1a115ab60a89b8ae933d5 [65f2b7b]
Parents: 0e52e4f66d
Author: Jan Safranek <jsafranek@users.sourceforge.net>
Date: 19 January 2012 11:51:36 GMT

Close open files on error.
Comment 1 Jan Safranek 2015-12-15 08:48:35 EST

1. Initiate a sctp connection, e.g. using sctp_darn:
server: sctp_darn -l -P 12345 -H
client: sctp_darn -h -p 12345 -H -P 12346 -s
(and send something from the client to the server, it's sort of nc-like tool)

Then, in a loop:
2. run: snmpwalk -v2c -c public localhost sctp
3. watch nr. of open file descriptors: ls -la  /proc/`pidof snmpd`/fd | wc -l

It should not grow.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2016-05-10 21:03:21 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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