Bug 190460 - CVE-2006-1527 netfilter/sctp: lockup in sctp_new()
CVE-2006-1527 netfilter/sctp: lockup in sctp_new()
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Graf
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-05-02 12:17 EDT by Marcel Holtmann
Modified: 2014-06-18 04:29 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0493
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Last Closed: 2006-05-24 05:30:58 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2006:0493 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security update 2006-05-24 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Marcel Holtmann 2006-05-02 12:17:08 EDT
Running an "isic" stresstest on and against a testbox [which, amongst other
things, generates random incoming and outgoing packets] on 2.6.17-rc3 (and
2.6.17-rc3-mm1) over gigabit results in a reproducible lockup, after 5-10
minutes of runtime:

BUG: soft lockup detected on CPU#0!
 [<c0104e7f>] show_trace+0xd/0xf
 [<c0104e96>] dump_stack+0x15/0x17
 [<c015ad02>] softlockup_tick+0xc5/0xd9
 [<c0134c02>] run_local_timers+0x22/0x24
 [<c0134fb7>] update_process_times+0x40/0x65
 [<c011aa56>] smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x58/0x60
 [<c010492b>] apic_timer_interrupt+0x27/0x2c
 [<c0f00df9>] sctp_new+0x8b/0x235
 [<c0ef9666>] ip_conntrack_in+0x175/0x4ca
 [<c0eb6dd7>] nf_iterate+0x31/0x94
 [<c0eb6e83>] nf_hook_slow+0x49/0xda
 [<c0ec2f55>] ip_rcv+0x24c/0x567
 [<c0e7dec4>] netif_receive_skb+0x34b/0x397
 [<c07870cb>] rtl8139_poll+0x3d8/0x5db
 [<c0e7c7ad>] net_rx_action+0x9b/0x1ba
 [<c0131955>] __do_softirq+0x6e/0xec
 [<c0106187>] do_softirq+0x59/0xcd
 [<c0131427>] local_bh_enable+0x111/0x15d
 [<c0e7d8fb>] dev_queue_xmit+0x218/0x222
 [<c0ec7e2a>] ip_output+0x20b/0x249
 [<c0ec5711>] ip_push_pending_frames+0x331/0x3fe
 [<c0ede6e3>] raw_sendmsg+0x5cf/0x678
 [<c0ee62f8>] inet_sendmsg+0x39/0x46
 [<c0e7406f>] sock_sendmsg+0xf2/0x10d
 [<c0e741e5>] sys_sendmsg+0x15b/0x1c9
 [<c0e748b5>] sys_socketcall+0x16f/0x18a
 [<c1048c1b>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb

this is with FRAME_POINTERS enabled, so it's an exact stacktrace.

Original report (including test case) can be found here:

Comment 1 Jason Baron 2006-05-03 12:52:14 EDT
hmmm, we only support Red Hat kernels, i suggest following up on lkml. If you
can reproduce this on a Red Hat supported kernel, please re-open.
Comment 2 Marcel Holtmann 2006-05-03 13:57:05 EDT
I wasn't able to reproduce this on my systems (I don't have a gigabit switch for
testing), but this doesn't mean that this issue doesn't exists in Red Hat
kernels. Looking at the source for the SCTP conntrack module, it looks similar
to the code in the Red Hat kernels based on 2.6.9.
Comment 3 Jason Baron 2006-05-03 22:40:54 EDT
ok. sorry.
Comment 10 Jason Baron 2006-05-22 15:20:43 EDT
committed in stream U4 build 36.1. A test kernel with this patch is available
from http://people.redhat.com/~jbaron/rhel4/
Comment 12 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-05-24 05:30:58 EDT
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.


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