Bug 446031 - (CVE-2008-2136) CVE-2008-2136 kernel: sit memory leak
CVE-2008-2136 kernel: sit memory leak
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 446032 446033 446034 446035 446036 446037 446038 446039 447501 453136
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Reported: 2008-05-12 04:53 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2016-03-04 05:41 EST (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-12-23 13:14:45 EST
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2008-05-12 04:53:44 EDT
Description of problem:

sit: Add missing kfree_skb() on pskb_may_pull() failure.

Noticed by Paul Marks <paul@pmarks.net>.

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Proposed upstream patch:

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-05-14 18:14:53 EDT
kernel- has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 5 Bob Gustafson 2008-06-27 12:00:23 EDT
I don't know if this is related, but I updated to a new kernel (Fed8) and this
kernel is unusable because of a memory leak. I have 3GB and it takes about 10-20
minutes to fill, then I need to reboot.

I went back a kernel using the boot/grub.conf option.

The kernel with a problem is
The kernel that runs ok   is

System is x86_64 and processor is Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160 @1.80Ghz

Stopped most servers (httpd, asterisk, bluetooth,dhdpd, sepostgresql, tomcat)
for above tests (and currently).

I can provide additional information - let me know.
Comment 6 Mark J. Cox 2008-07-23 09:05:34 EDT
text used in RHSA:

* a possible kernel memory leak was found in the Linux kernel Simple
Internet Transition (SIT) INET6 implementation. This could allow a local
unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2136, Important)
Comment 11 Vincent Danen 2010-12-23 13:14:45 EST
This was addressed via:

MRG Realtime for RHEL 5 Server (RHSA-2008:0585)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (RHSA-2008:0607)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (RHSA-2008:0612)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 (RHSA-2008:0787)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (RHSA-2008:0973)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (RHSA-2009:0001)

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