Bug 446031 (CVE-2008-2136) - CVE-2008-2136 kernel: sit memory leak
Summary: CVE-2008-2136 kernel: sit memory leak
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2008-2136
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability   
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Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 446032 446033 446034 446035 446036 446037 446038 446039 447501 453136
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-05-12 08:53 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2016-03-04 10:41 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-12-23 18:14:45 UTC
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0585 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2008-08-26 19:56:57 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0607 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2008-07-23 13:31:06 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0612 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2008-08-06 14:46:27 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0787 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security update 2009-01-05 07:08:54 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0973 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security and bug fix update 2008-12-17 03:18:50 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:0001 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kernel security update 2009-01-08 15:47:52 UTC

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2008-05-12 08:53:44 UTC
Description of problem:

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

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

Additional info:

Proposed upstream patch:

http://repo.or.cz/w/linux-2.6/zen-sources.git?a=commitdiff;h=1be05a5eda841014c1151cb0f8dc791862bd40a5;hp=a864928f5e50a872735e58ff5de483625e3608ee

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-05-14 22:14:53 UTC
kernel-2.6.25.3-18.fc9 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 16:00:23 UTC
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 2.6.25.6-27.fc8
The kernel that runs ok   is 2.6.25.4-10.fc8

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 13:05:34 UTC
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 18:14:45 UTC
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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