+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #174337 +++
CVE-2005-3857 lease DoS
The time_out_leases function in locks.c for Linux kernel
before 2.6.15 allows local users to cause a denial of service
(kernel log message consumption) by causing a large number of
broken leases, which is recorded to the log using the printk
fix (remove printk):
Listing as moderate, but may be updated to important based on kernel team
Created attachment 121911 [details]
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 E7
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-37.0.1.EL).
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.
A fix for this problem has also been committed to the RHEL3 U7
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-39.EL).